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influxctl database update

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The influxctl database update command updates a database’s retention period, table (measurement), or column limits in InfluxDB.

Usage

influxctl database update [flags] <DATABASE_NAME>

Arguments

ArgumentDescription
DATABASE_NAMEName of the database to update

Flags

FlagDescription
--retention-periodDatabase retention period (default is 0s or infinite)
--max-tablesMaximum tables per database (default is 500, 0 uses default)
--max-columnsMaximum columns per table (default is 250, 0 uses default)
-h--helpOutput command help

Examples

Update a database’s retention period

influxctl database update --retention-period 1mo mydb
Valid durations units
  • m: minute
  • h: hour
  • d: day
  • w: week
  • mo: month
  • y: year
Example retention period values
  • 0d: infinite/none
  • 3d: 3 days
  • 6w: 6 weeks
  • 1mo: 1 month (30 days)
  • 1y: 1 year
  • 30d30d: 60 days
  • 2.5d: 60 hours

Update a database’s table limit

influxctl database update --max-tables 300 mydb

Update a database’s column limit

influxctl database update --max-columns 200 mydb

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The future of Flux

Flux is going into maintenance mode. You can continue using it as you currently are without any changes to your code.

Flux is going into maintenance mode and will not be supported in InfluxDB 3.0. This was a decision based on the broad demand for SQL and the continued growth and adoption of InfluxQL. We are continuing to support Flux for users in 1.x and 2.x so you can continue using it with no changes to your code. If you are interested in transitioning to InfluxDB 3.0 and want to future-proof your code, we suggest using InfluxQL.

For information about the future of Flux, see the following: