rpk cluster logdirs describe

Describe log directories on Redpanda brokers.

This command prints information about log directories on brokers, particularly, the base directory that topics and partitions are located in, and the size of data that has been written to the partitions. The size you see may not exactly match the size on disk as reported by du: Redpanda allocates files in chunks. The chunks will show up in du, while the actual bytes so far written to the file will show up in this command.

The directory returned is the root directory for partitions. Within Redpanda, the partition data lives underneath the returned root directory in kafka/{topic}/{partition}_{revision}/, where revision is a Redpanda internal concept.


rpk cluster logdirs describe [flags]


Value Type Description



If non-empty, what column to aggregate into starting from the partition column (broker, dir, topic).

-b, --broker


If non-negative, the specific broker to describe (default -1).

-h, --help


Help for describe.

-H, --human-readable


Print the logdirs size in a human-readable form.



If true, sort by size.



Specific topics to describe.



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.