Run a task
This page documents an earlier version of InfluxDB. InfluxDB v2.7 is the latest stable version. View this page in the v2.7 documentation.
InfluxDB data processing tasks generally run in defined intervals or at a specific time,
however, you can manually run a task from the InfluxDB user interface (UI),
influx command line interface (CLI),
or the InfluxDB
Run a task from the InfluxDB UI
In the navigation menu on the left, select Tasks.
Hover over the task you want to run and click the icon.
Select Run Task.
Run a task with the influx CLI
influx task run retry command to run a task.
To run a task from the
influx CLI, the task must have already run at least once.
The examples below assume your InfluxDB host, organization, and token are
provided by either the active
influx CLI configuration or by environment variables (
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
--org-id: InfluxDB organization name or ID
-t, --token: InfluxDB API token
# List all tasks to find the ID of the task to run influx task list # Use the task ID to list previous runs of the task influx task run list --task-id=0000000000000000 # Use the task ID and run ID to retry a run influx task run retry --task-id=0000000000000000 --run-id=0000000000000000
Retry failed task runs
influx task retry-failed command
to retry failed task runs.
# Retry failed tasks for a specific task influx task retry-failed \ --id 0000000000000000 # Print information about runs that will be retried influx task retry-failed \ --dry-run # Retry failed task runs that occurred in a specific time range influx task retry-failed \ --after 2021-01-01T00:00:00Z \ --before 2021-01-01T23:59:59Z
Run a task with the InfluxDB API
/tasks/TASK_ID/runs InfluxDB API endpoint
to manually start a task run.
Retry failed task runs
/tasks/TASK_ID/runs/RUN_ID/retry InfluxDB API endpoint
to retry a task run.
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