rpk cluster storage restore

Interact with the topic restoration process.

This command is used to restore topics from the archival bucket, which can be useful for disaster recovery or if a topic was accidentally deleted.

To begin the recovery process, use the restore start command. Note that this process can take a while to complete, so the command will exit after starting it. If you want the command to wait for the process to finish, use the --wait or -w flag.

You can check the status of the recovery process with the restore status command after it has been started.


rpk cluster storage restore [command] [flags]


restore, recovery


Value Type Description

-h, --help


Help for restore.



Redpanda or rpk config file; default search paths are /var/lib/redpanda/.config/rpk/rpk.yaml, $PWD/redpanda.yaml, and /etc/redpanda/redpanda.yaml.

-X, --config-opt


Override rpk configuration settings. See rpk -X or execute rpk -X help for inline detail or rpk -X list for terser detail.



Profile to use. See rpk profile for more details.

-v, --verbose


Enable verbose logging.