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Update a bucket

Use the influx command line interface (CLI) or the InfluxDB user interface (UI) to update a bucket.

Note that updating an bucket’s name will affect any assets that reference the bucket by name, including the following:

  • Queries
  • Dashboards
  • Tasks
  • Telegraf configurations
  • Templates

If you change a bucket name, be sure to update the bucket in the above places as well.

Update a bucket’s name in the InfluxDB UI

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

  2. Click Settings under the bucket you want to rename.

  3. Click Rename.

  4. Review the information in the window that appears and click I understand, let’s rename my bucket.

  5. Update the bucket’s name and click Change Bucket Name.

Update a bucket’s retention period in the InfluxDB UI

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

  2. Click Settings next to the bucket you want to update.

  3. In the window that appears, edit the bucket’s retention period.

  4. Click Save Changes.

Update a bucket using the influx CLI

Use the influx bucket update command to update a bucket. Updating a bucket requires the following:

  • The bucket ID (provided in the output of influx bucket list)
  • The name or ID of the organization the bucket belongs to.

Authentication credentials

The examples below assume your InfluxDB host, organization, and token are provided by either the active influx CLI configuration or by environment variables (INFLUX_HOST, INFLUX_ORG, and INFLUX_TOKEN). If you do not have a CLI configuration set up or the environment variables set, include these required credentials for each command with the following flags:

  • --host: InfluxDB host
  • -o, --org or --org-id: InfluxDB organization name or ID
  • -t, --token: InfluxDB API token
Update the name of a bucket
# Syntax
influx bucket update -i <bucket-id> -n <new-bucket-name>

# Example
influx bucket update -i 034ad714fdd6f000 -n my-new-bucket
Update a bucket’s retention period

Valid retention period duration units:

  • nanoseconds (ns)
  • microseconds (us or µs)
  • milliseconds (ms)
  • seconds (s)
  • minutes (m)
  • hours (h)
  • days (d)
  • weeks (w)

The minimum retention period is one hour.

# Syntax
influx bucket update -i <bucket-id> -r <retention period with units>

# Example
influx bucket update -i 034ad714fdd6f000 -r 1209600000000000ns

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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.

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