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influx - InfluxDB command line interface

See the equivalent InfluxDB v2.6 documentation: influx - InfluxDB command line interface.

The influx command line interface (CLI) includes commands to manage many aspects of InfluxDB, including databases, organizations, users, and tasks.

Usage

influx [flags]

Flags

FlagDescription
-versionDisplay the version and exit
-url-prefixPath to add to the URL after the host and port. Specifies a custom endpoint to connect to.
-hostHTTP address of InfluxDB (default: http://localhost:8086)
-portPort to connect to
-socketUnix socket to connect to
-databaseDatabase to connect to the server
-passwordPassword to connect to the server. Leaving blank will prompt for password (--password '').
-usernameUsername to connect to the server
-sslUse https for requests
-unsafesslSet this when connecting to the cluster using https
-executeExecute command and quit
-formatSpecify the format of the server responses: json, csv, or column
-precisionSpecify the format of the timestamp: rfc3339, h, m, s, ms, u or ns
-consistencySet write consistency level: any, one, quorum, or all
-prettyTurns on pretty print for JSON format
-importImport a previous database export from file
-ppsPoints per second the import will allow. The default is 0 and will not throttle importing.
-pathPath to file to import
-compressedSet to true if the import file is compressed

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Linux Package Signing Key Rotation

All signed InfluxData Linux packages have been resigned with an updated key. If using Linux, you may need to update your package configuration to continue to download and verify InfluxData software packages.

For more information, see the Linux Package Signing Key Rotation blog post.

InfluxDB Cloud backed by InfluxDB IOx

All InfluxDB Cloud organizations created on or after January 31, 2023 are backed by the new InfluxDB IOx storage engine. Check the right column of your InfluxDB Cloud organization homepage to see which InfluxDB storage engine you’re using.

If powered by IOx, this is the correct documentation.

If powered by TSM, see the TSM-based InfluxDB Cloud documentation.

InfluxDB Cloud backed by InfluxDB TSM

All InfluxDB Cloud organizations created on or after January 31, 2023 are backed by the new InfluxDB IOx storage engine which enables nearly unlimited series cardinality and SQL query support. Check the right column of your InfluxDB Cloud organization homepage to see which InfluxDB storage engine you’re using.

If powered by TSM, this is the correct documentation.

If powered by IOx, see the IOx-based InfluxDB Cloud documentation.

State of the InfluxDB Cloud (IOx) documentation

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