Can I reset my Kafka supervisor?

A community member was getting the following type of error:

Previous sequenceNumber [#] is no longer available for partition [0]

and wanted to resolve this issue.

The suggested solution was to reset the Kafka supervisor with either:

(1) useEarliestOffset=TRUE OR
(2) useEarliestOffset=FALSE

the only caveats being that (1) might result in duplicated data and (2) might result in some lost data.

Here’s a bit about resetting supervisors and capacity planning, and here’s some context.