Download and Install Replicator¶
To install Confluent Replicator:
Download Confluent Platform from https://confluent.io/download/.
Extract the contents of the archive.
For further install instructions, see Install and Upgrade Confluent Platform.
Start two clusters of Apache Kafka® brokers.
For more information, see Tutorial: Replicating Data Across Clusters.
Decide How You Want to Run Replicator¶
There are two ways to configure and run Replicator:
- Run Replicator as an executable - The Replicator executable bundles a distributed Connect Worker and a Replicator Connect in a single application. This is a quick method to get started. You configure Replicator with command line flags at runtime. (You can also run Run Replicator Executable from a Docker Image.)
- Manually Configure and Run Replicator on Kafka Clusters - Run Replicator as a Connect worker in stand-alone mode or multiple Connect workers in distributed mode. You configure the replication details in properties files on the workers.