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Create a bucket

Use the InfluxDB user interface (UI) or the influx command line interface (CLI) to create a bucket.

Bucket limits

A single InfluxDB 2.0 OSS instance supports approximately 20 buckets actively being written to or queried across all organizations depending on the use case. Any more than that can adversely affect performance.

Create a bucket in the InfluxDB UI

There are two places you can create a bucket in the UI.

Create a bucket from the Load Data menu

  1. In the navigation menu on the left, select Data (Load Data) > Buckets.

  2. Click Create Bucket in the upper right.

  3. Enter a Name for the bucket.

  4. Select when to Delete Data:

    • Never to retain data forever.
    • Older than to choose a specific retention policy.
  5. Click Create to create the bucket.

Create a bucket in the Data Explorer

  1. In the navigation menu on the left, select *Explore (Data Explorer).

  2. In the From panel in the Flux Builder, select + Create Bucket.

  3. Enter a Name for the bucket.

  4. Select when to Delete Data:

    • Never to retain data forever.
    • Older than to choose a specific retention policy.
  5. Click Create to create the bucket.

Create a bucket using the influx CLI

Use the influx bucket create command to create a new bucket. A bucket requires the following:

  • bucket name
  • organization name or ID
  • retention period (duration to keep data) in one of the following units:
    • nanoseconds (ns)
    • microseconds (us or µs)
    • milliseconds (ms)
    • seconds (s)
    • minutes (m)
    • hours (h)
    • days (d)
    • weeks (w)
# Syntax
influx bucket create -n <bucket-name> -o <org-name> -r <retention-period-duration>

# Example
influx bucket create -n my-bucket -o my-org -r 72h

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: