Migrate data from InfluxDB OSS to other InfluxDB instances

This page documents an earlier version of InfluxDB. InfluxDB v2.7 is the latest stable version. View this page in the v2.7 documentation.

To migrate data from an InfluxDB OSS bucket to another InfluxDB OSS or InfluxDB Cloud bucket, export your data as line protocol and write it to your other InfluxDB bucket.

InfluxDB Cloud write limits

If migrating data from InfluxDB OSS to InfluxDB Cloud, you are subject to your InfluxDB Cloud organization’s rate limits and adjustable quotas. Consider exporting your data in time-based batches to limit the file size of exported line protocol to match your InfluxDB Cloud organization’s limits.

  1. Find the InfluxDB OSS bucket ID that contains data you want to migrate.

  2. Use the influxd inspect export-lp command to export data in your bucket as line protocol. Provide the following:

    • bucket ID: (Required) ID of the bucket to migrate.
    • engine path: (Required) Path to the TSM storage files on disk. The default engine path depends on your operating system, If using a custom engine-path provide your custom path.
    • output path: (Required) File path to output line protocol to.
    • start time: Earliest time to export.
    • end time: Latest time to export.
    • measurement: Export a specific measurement. By default, the command exports all measurements.
    • compression: (Recommended) Use Gzip compression to compress the output line protocol file.
    influxd inspect export-lp \
      --bucket-id 12ab34cd56ef \
      --engine-path ~/.influxdbv2/engine \
      --output-path path/to/export.lp
      --start 2022-01-01T00:00:00Z \
      --end 2022-01-31T23:59:59Z \
  3. Write the exported line protocol to your InfluxDB OSS or InfluxDB Cloud instance.

    Do any of the following:

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