Back up data
This page documents an earlier version of InfluxDB. InfluxDB v2.7 is the latest stable version. View this page in the v2.7 documentation.
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.
InfluxDB 1.x/2.1 compatibility
The InfluxDB 2.1
influx backup command is not compatible with versions of InfluxDB prior to 2.0.0.
For information about migrating data between InfluxDB 1.x and 2.1, see:
influx backup command cannot back up data stored in ****.
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 <backup-path> -t <root-token> # Example influx backup \ path/to/backup_$(date '+%Y-%m-%d_%H-%M') \ -t xXXXX0xXX0xxX0xx_x0XxXxXXXxxXX0XXX0XXxXxX0XxxxXX0Xx0xx==
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