InfluxDB stacks are stateful InfluxDB templates that let you add, update, and remove templated resources over time, avoid duplicating resources when applying the same or similar templates more than once, and apply changes to distributed instances of InfluxDB OSS or InfluxDB Cloud.
Ideal use cases for InfluxDB stacks
Stacks help save time and effort in the following use cases:
- Actively develop and extend templates
- Apply updates from source-controlled templates
- Apply template updates across multiple InfluxDB instances
Actively develop and extend templates
InfluxDB stacks aid in developing and maintaining InfluxDB templates. Stacks let you modify and update template manifests and apply those changes in any stack that uses the template.
Apply updates from source-controlled templates
You can use a variety of InfluxDB templates from many different sources including Community Templates or self-built custom templates. As templates are updated over time, stacks allow template users to gracefully apply updates without creating duplicate resources.
Apply template updates across multiple InfluxDB instances
In many cases, users have more than one instance of InfluxDB running and apply the same template to each separate instance. By using stacks, you can make changes to a stack on one instance, export the stack as a template and then apply the changes to your other InfluxDB instances.
Manage InfluxDB Stacks
Support and feedback
Thank you for being part of our community! We welcome and encourage your feedback and bug reports for InfluxDB and this documentation. To find support, the following resources are available:
InfluxDB Cloud and InfluxDB Enterprise customers can contact InfluxData Support.