Available with InfluxDB OSS 2.x only
influx restore command works with InfluxDB OSS 2.x, but does not work with InfluxDB Cloud.
For information about restoring data in InfluxDB Cloud, see
InfluxDB Cloud durabilty and
contact InfluxData Support.
influx restore command restores backup data and metadata from an InfluxDB backup directory.
Shut down the
influxd server before restoring data.
The restore process
When restoring data from a backup file set, InfluxDB temporarily moves existing
data and metadata while
restore completes, the temporary data is deleted.
If the restore process fails, InfluxDB preserves the data in the temporary location.
For information about recovering from a failed restore process, see Restore data.
influxd restore [flags]
|Flag||Description||Input type||Maps to ?|
|CLI configuration to use for command||string|
|Name of the bucket to restore (mutually exclusive with ||string|
|ID of the bucket to restore (mutually exclusive with ||string|
|Path to ||string|
|Fully restore and replace all data on server|
|Help for the |
|Hide table headers (default |
|HTTP address of InfluxDB (default ||string|
|(Required) Path to local backup directory||string|
|Output data as JSON (default |
|Name of the bucket to restore to||string|
|Name of the organization to restore to||string|
|Organization name (mutually exclusive with ||string|
|Organization ID (mutually exclusive with ||string|
|Skip TLS certificate verification|
The examples below assume your InfluxDB host, organization, and token are
provided by the active
influx CLI configuration.
If you do not have a CLI configuration set up, use the appropriate flags to provide these required credentials.
- Restore and replace all data
- Restore backup data to an existing bucket
- Create a bucket and restore data to it
Restore and replace all data
influx restore --full --input /path/to/backup/dir/
Restore backup data to an existing bucket
influx restore \ --bucket example-bucket \ --input /path/to/backup/dir/
Create a bucket and restore data to it
influx restore \ --new-bucket new-example-bucket \ --input /path/to/backup/dir/
Support and feedback
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