influxd generate simple

The influxd generate simple command generates and writes a simple data set using reasonable defaults and command line interface (CLI) flags.

Important notes

  • influxd generate simple cannot run while the influxd server is running. The generate command modifies index and Time-Structured Merge Tree (TSM) data.
  • Use influxd generate simple for development and testing purposes only. Do not run it on a production server.


influxd generate simple [flags]


FlagDescriptionInput Type
--printPrint data spec and exit
--orgOrganization namestring
--bucketBucket namestring
--start-timeStart time (YYYY-MM-DDT00:00:00Z) (default is 00:00:00 of one week ago)string
--end-timeEnd time (YYYY-MM-DDT00:00:00Z) (default is 00:00:00 of current day)string
--cleanClean time series data files (none, tsm or all) (default none)string
--cpuprofileCollect a CPU profilestring
--memprofileCollect a memory profilestring
-h--helpHelp for the simple command

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