influxd restore

This page documents an earlier version of InfluxDB. InfluxDB v2.0 is the latest stable version. See the equivalent InfluxDB v2.0 documentation: influx restore.

The influxd restore command restores backup data and metadata from an InfluxDB backup directory.

Shut down the influxd server before restoring data.


influxd restore [flags]


FlagDescriptionMaps To
-portableActivate portable restore mode, which consumes files in an improved Enterprise-compatible format that includes a manifest. If not specified, the legacy restore mode is used.INFLUXDB_CONFIG_PATH
-hostInfluxDB OSS host to connect to where the data will be restored
-dbName of database to be restored from the backup (InfluxDB OSS or InfluxDB Enterprise).
-newdbName of the InfluxDB OSS database to import archived data into. Optional. If not specified, then the value of -db <db_name> is used. The new database name must be unique to the target system.
-rpName of retention policy to restore. Optional. Requires that db is specified.
-newrpName of retention policy to restore to. Optional. Requires that -rp is specified.
-shardShard ID to restore. Optional. Requires that -db and -rp are specified.

Cloud or OSS?

InfluxDB OSS 2.0 now generally available!

InfluxDB OSS 2.0 is now generally available and ready for production use. See the InfluxDB OSS 2.0 release notes.

For information about upgrading to InfluxDB OSS 2.0, see: