Back up data

Use the 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.x compatibility

The InfluxDB 2.5 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 2.5, see:

The influx backup command cannot back up data stored in InfluxDB Cloud.

The 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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