Back up data

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 influx backup command is not compatible with versions of InfluxDB prior to 2.0.0. In addition, the backup and restore commands do not function across 1.x and 2.x releases. Use the influx upgrade command instead. For more information, see Upgrade to InfluxDB OSS 2.0.

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==

New! 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: