influxd backup

Warning! This page documents an earlier version of InfluxDB, which is no longer actively developed. InfluxDB v1.8 is the most recent stable version of InfluxDB.

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).


influxd backup [flags] PATH


Flag Description
-portable Generate backup files in a portable format that can be restored to InfluxDB OSS or InfluxDB Enterprise. Use unless the legacy backup is required.
-host InfluxDB OSS host to back up from. Optional. Defaults to
-db InfluxDB OSS database name to back up. Optional. If not specified, all databases are backed up when using ‘-portable’.
-rp Retention policy to use for the backup. Optional. If not specified, all retention policies are used by default.
-shard The identifier of the shard to back up. Optional. If specified, ‘-rp ’ is required.
-start Include all points starting with specified timestamp (RFC3339 format). Not compatible with ‘-since ‘.
-end Exclude all points after timestamp (RFC3339 format). Not compatible with ‘-since ‘.
-since Create an incremental backup of all points after the timestamp (RFC3339 format). Optional. Recommend using ‘-start ’ instead.
-skip-errors Continue backing up the remaining shards when the current shard fails to backup.