Back up data
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.
If you set up InfluxDB using v2.0.0-beta.1 or earlier, you cannot back up data. Root tokens created prior to v2.0.0-beta.2 do not have the necessary permissions. To succesfully use the backup tool, set up a new InfluxDB instance using v2.0.0-beta.2+.
influx backup command cannot back up data stored in InfluxDB Cloud.
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 -p <backup-path> -t <root-token> # Example influx backup \ -p path/to/backup_$(date '+%Y-%m-%d_%H-%M') \ -t xXXXX0xXX0xxX0xx_x0XxXxXXXxxXX0XXX0XXxXxX0XxxxXX0Xx0xx==
Support and feedback
Thank you for being part of our community! We welcome and encourage your feedback and bug reports for InfluxDB and this documentation. To find support, the following resources are available:
InfluxDB Cloud and InfluxDB Enterprise customers can contact InfluxData Support.