influx bucket create
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influx bucket create command creates a bucket in InfluxDB.
influx bucket create [flags]
|Flag||Description||Input type||Maps to ?|
|CLI configuration to use for command||string|
|Path to ||string|
|Help for the |
|Hide table headers (default |
|HTTP address of InfluxDB (default ||string|
|Inspect communication with InfluxDB servers.||string|
|Output data as JSON (default |
|Organization name (mutually exclusive with ||string|
|Organization ID (mutually exclusive with ||string|
|Duration bucket retains data (0 is infinite, default is 0)||duration|
|Bucket schema type (||string|
|Bucket shard group duration (OSS only)||string|
|Skip TLS certificate verification|
--retention units are nanoseconds (
ns), microseconds (
ms), seconds (
s), minutes (
m), hours (
h), days (
d), and weeks (
The examples below assume your InfluxDB host, organization, and token are
provided by either the active
influx CLI configuration or by environment variables (
If you do not have a CLI configuration set up or the environment variables set, include these required credentials for each command with the following flags:
--host: InfluxDB host
--org-id: InfluxDB organization name or ID
-t, --token: InfluxDB API token
- Create a bucket with infinite data retention
- Create a bucket that retains data for 30 days
- Create a bucket with a description
- Create a bucket with a custom shard group duration
- Create a bucket with an explicit schema
Create a bucket with infinite data retention
influx bucket create --name example-bucket
Create a bucket that retains data for 30 days
influx bucket create \ --name example-bucket \ --retention 30d
Create a bucket with a description
influx bucket create \ --name example-bucket \ --description "Example bucket description"
Create a bucket with a custom shard group duration
Custom shard group durations are only supported in InfluxDB OSS. The shard group duration must be shorter than the bucket’s retention period. For more information, see InfluxDB shards and shard groups.
influx bucket create \ --name example-bucket \ --retention 30d \ --shard-group-duration 2d
Create a bucket with an explicit schema
Explicit bucket schemas are only supported in InfluxDB Cloud. For more information, see Manage bucket schema.
influx bucket create \ --name my_schema_bucket \ --schema-type explicit
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