Upgrading a Connector Plugin

Upgrading a connector is similar to upgrading any other Apache Kafka® client application. You should refer to the documentation for individual connector plugins if you want to roll upgrades. With the following procedure, you can upgrade any generic connector plugin by taking a short outage:

  1. Download the new connector plugin.
  2. Stop all Connect workers.
  3. Remove the old connector plugin from the plugin path or classpath.
  4. Install the new connector plugin using the connector plugin installation instructions.
  5. Start up the workers.
  6. Start up the connector (if using distributed mode).