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influxd backup

This page documents an earlier version of InfluxDB. InfluxDB v1.8 is the latest stable version. View this page in the v1.8 documentation.

See the equivalent InfluxDB v2.0 documentation: influx backup.

The influxd backup command crates a backup copy of specified InfluxDB OSS database(s) and saves the files in an Enterprise-compatible format to PATH (directory where backups are saved).

Usage

influxd backup [flags] PATH

Flags

FlagDescription
-portableGenerate backup files in a portable format that can be restored to InfluxDB OSS or InfluxDB Enterprise. Use unless the legacy backup is required.
-hostInfluxDB OSS host to back up from. Optional. Defaults to 127.0.0.1:8088.
-dbInfluxDB OSS database name to back up. Optional. If not specified, all databases are backed up when using ‘-portable’.
-rpRetention policy to use for the backup. Optional. If not specified, all retention policies are used by default.
-shardThe identifier of the shard to back up. Optional. If specified, ‘-rp ’ is required.
-startInclude all points starting with specified timestamp (RFC3339 format). Not compatible with ‘-since ‘.
-endExclude all points after timestamp (RFC3339 format). Not compatible with ‘-since ‘.
-sinceCreate an incremental backup of all points after the timestamp (RFC3339 format). Optional. Recommend using ‘-start ’ instead.
-skip-errorsContinue backing up the remaining shards when the current shard fails to backup.

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