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influx backup

Works with InfluxDB OSS 2.x

The influx backup command works with InfluxDB OSS 2.x, but does not work with InfluxDB Cloud. For information about backing up data in InfluxDB Cloud, see InfluxDB Cloud durability or contact InfluxData Support.

The influx backup command backs up data stored in InfluxDB to a specified directory.

Usage

influx backup [flags] path

Flags

FlagDescriptionInput typeMaps to ?
-c--active-configCLI configuration to use for commandstring
--bucket-idID of the bucket to back up from (mutually exclusive with --bucket)string
-b--bucketName of the bucket to back up from (mutually exclusive with --bucket-id)string
--compressionBy default, gzip argument enables compression on downloaded files. Set to none to disable compression.string
--configs-pathPath to influx CLI configurations (default ~/.influxdbv2/configs)stringINFLUX_CONFIGS_PATH
-h--helpHelp for the backup command
--hide-headersHide table headers (default false)INFLUX_HIDE_HEADERS
--hostHTTP address of InfluxDB (default: http://localhost:8086)stringINFLUX_HOST
--http-debugInspect communication with InfluxDB servers.string
--jsonOutput data as JSON (default false)INFLUX_OUTPUT_JSON
-o--orgOrganization name (mutually exclusive with --org-id)stringINFLUX_ORG
--org-idOrganization ID (mutually exclusive with --org)stringINFLUX_ORG_ID
--skip-verifySkip TLS certificate verificationstringINFLUX_SKIP_VERIFY
-t--tokenAPI tokenstringINFLUX_TOKEN

Examples

Authentication credentials

The examples below assume your InfluxDB host, organization, and token are provided by either the active influx CLI configuration or by environment variables (INFLUX_HOST, INFLUX_ORG, and INFLUX_TOKEN). If you do not have a CLI configuration set up or the environment variables set, include these required credentials for each command with the following flags:

  • --host: InfluxDB host
  • -o, --org or --org-id: InfluxDB organization name or ID
  • -t, --token: InfluxDB API token
Back up all data to a directory
influx backup /path/to/backup/dir/
Back up all data to the current working directory
influx backup ./
Back up a specific bucket to a directory
influx backup --bucket example-bucket /path/to/backup/dir/

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