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Circuit Breakers

A circuit breaker is a safety mechanism that can be enabled on the dataset sink. The circuit breaker will trip if the number of entities written to a dataset in a pipe’s run exceeds a certain configurable limit.

Note that a circuit breaker is only activated if the sink dataset is populated. This means that the pipe must have run to completion at least once. This is to avoid tripping it on the initial sync.

A tripped circuit breaker will prevent the pipe from running. It can either be rolled back or committed. Rolling it back will delete any entities that were written in the pipe run before the circuit breaker was tripped. Committing it will expose the uncommitted entities. Both operations resets the circuit breaker so that pipe can run again.

Compaction will not be performed on datasets with a tripped circuit breaker. It is also not possible to repost entities to these datasets.

You can rollback or commit the circuit breaker on the dataset page in the Management Studio, or use the service API.


When the configuration of a pipe is modified in such a way that the entities the pipe produce change (for instance by changing the DTL transform of the pipe), the pipe’s “last-seen” value must be cleared in order to reprocess already seen entities with the new pipe configuration.

This can be done by setting the “last-seen” value to an empty string with the update-last-seen operation in the Service API.