influx restore command to restore backup data and metadata from InfluxDB.
You must stop InfluxDB before restoring data.
influx restore command only restores data to InfluxDB OSS, not InfluxDB Cloud.
When restoring data from a backup file set, InfluxDB temporarily moves existing data and metadata while the restore process runs. Once the process completes, the temporary data is deleted. If the restore process fails, InfluxDB preserves the data in the temporary location. See Recover from a failed restore.
Restore data with the influx CLI
- Stop the
influx restorecommand and specify the path to the backup directory in the first argument.
# Syntax influxd restore <path-to-backup-directory> # Example influxd restore ~/backups/2020-01-20_12-00/
For more information about restore options and flags, see the
Recover from a failed restore
If the restoration process fails, InfluxDB preserves existing data in a
directory in the target engine path
To recover from a failed restore:
- Copy the temporary files back into the
- Remove the
.tmpextensions from each of the copied files.
- Restart the
Support and feedback
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InfluxDB Cloud and InfluxDB Enterprise customers can contact InfluxData Support.