To back up only the cluster metastore, use the
-strategy only-meta flag.
Backups are incremental by default, meaning they create a copy of the metastore
and shard data that have changed since the previous incremental backup.
If there are no existing incremental backups, the system automatically performs
a complete backup.
InfluxDB Enterprise supports the following backup strategies:
- only-meta: Back up metastore data only, including users, roles, databases, continuous queries, and retention policies. This strategy does not back up shards.
- full: Back up metastore and all shard data.
- incremental: (Default) Back up metastore and shard data that has changed since the last incremental backup. If there are no existing incremental backups, the system automatically performs a full backup.
influxd-ctl backup [flags] <backup-dir>
- backup-dir: Directory to store backup files in
|Database to backup|
|End date for backup (RFC3339 timestamp)|
|Estimate the size of the requested backup|
|Data node TCP address to prefer when backing up|
|Perform an full backup (deprecated in favour of |
|Retention policy to backup|
|Shard ID to backup|
|Start date for backup (RFC3339 timestamp)|
|Backup strategy to use (|
- Perform an incremental backup
- Perform a full backup
- Estimate the size of a backup
- Backup data from a specific time range
- Backup a specific shard
Perform an incremental backup
influxd-ctl backup /path/to/backup-dir
Perform a full backup
influxd-ctl backup -full /path/to/backup-dir
Estimate the size of a backup
influxd-ctl backup -estimate
Backup data from a specific time range
influxd-ctl backup \ -start 2023-01-01T00:00:00Z \ -end 2023-06-01T00:00:00Z \ /path/to/backup-dir
Backup a specific shard
influxd-ctl backup -shard 00 /path/to/backup-dir
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