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Create an InfluxDB scraper

This page documents an earlier version of InfluxDB. InfluxDB v2.6 is the latest stable version. View this page in the v2.6 documentation.

InfluxDB scrapers collect data from specified targets at regular intervals, then write the scraped data to an InfluxDB bucket. Scrapers can collect data from any HTTP(S)-accessible endpoint that provides data in the Prometheus data format.

Create a scraper in the InfluxDB UI

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

  2. Click Create Scraper.

  3. Enter a Name for the scraper.

  4. Select a Bucket to store the scraped data.

  5. Enter the Target URL to scrape. The default URL value is http://localhost:8086/metrics, which provides InfluxDB-specific metrics in the Prometheus data format.

  6. Click Create.

The new scraper will begin scraping data after approximately 10 seconds, then continue scraping in 10 second intervals.


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InfluxDB Cloud backed by InfluxDB IOx

All InfluxDB Cloud organizations created on or after January 31, 2023 are backed by the new InfluxDB IOx storage engine. Check the right column of your InfluxDB Cloud organization homepage to see which InfluxDB storage engine you’re using.

If powered by IOx, this is the correct documentation.

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InfluxDB Cloud backed by InfluxDB TSM

All InfluxDB Cloud organizations created on or after January 31, 2023 are backed by the new InfluxDB IOx storage engine which enables nearly unlimited series cardinality and SQL query support. Check the right column of your InfluxDB Cloud organization homepage to see which InfluxDB storage engine you’re using.

If powered by TSM, this is the correct documentation.

If powered by IOx, see the IOx-based InfluxDB Cloud documentation.

State of the InfluxDB Cloud (IOx) documentation

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