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Back up data

This page documents an earlier version of InfluxDB. InfluxDB v2.6 is the latest stable version. View this page in the v2.6 documentation.

Use the influx backup command to back up data and metadata stored in InfluxDB. InfluxDB copies all data and metadata to a set of files stored in a specified directory on your local filesystem.

InfluxDB 1.x/2.0 compatibility

The InfluxDB 2.0 influx backup command is not compatible with versions of InfluxDB prior to 2.0.0. For information about migrating data between InfluxDB 1.x and 2.0, see:

The influx backup command cannot back up data stored in InfluxDB Cloud.

The influx backup command requires:

  • The directory path for where to store the backup file set
  • The root authorization token (the token created for the first user in the InfluxDB setup process).
Back up data with the influx CLI
# Syntax
influx backup <backup-path> -t <root-token>

# Example
influx backup \
  path/to/backup_$(date '+%Y-%m-%d_%H-%M') \
  -t xXXXX0xXX0xxX0xx_x0XxXxXXXxxXX0XXX0XXxXxX0XxxxXX0Xx0xx==

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Linux Package Signing Key Rotation

All signed InfluxData Linux packages have been resigned with an updated key. If using Linux, you may need to update your package configuration to continue to download and verify InfluxData software packages.

For more information, see the Linux Package Signing Key Rotation blog post.

InfluxDB Cloud backed by InfluxDB IOx

All InfluxDB Cloud organizations created on or after January 31, 2023 are backed by the new InfluxDB IOx storage engine. Check the right column of your InfluxDB Cloud organization homepage to see which InfluxDB storage engine you’re using.

If powered by IOx, this is the correct documentation.

If powered by TSM, see the TSM-based InfluxDB Cloud documentation.

InfluxDB Cloud backed by InfluxDB TSM

All InfluxDB Cloud organizations created on or after January 31, 2023 are backed by the new InfluxDB IOx storage engine which enables nearly unlimited series cardinality and SQL query support. Check the right column of your InfluxDB Cloud organization homepage to see which InfluxDB storage engine you’re using.

If powered by TSM, this is the correct documentation.

If powered by IOx, see the IOx-based InfluxDB Cloud documentation.

State of the InfluxDB Cloud (IOx) documentation

The new documentation for InfluxDB Cloud backed by InfluxDB IOx is a work in progress. We are adding new information and content almost daily. Thank you for your patience!

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