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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.

For information about permitted bucket names, see bucket naming restrictions.

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

For information about permitted bucket names, see bucket naming restrictions.

# 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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The future of Flux

Flux is going into maintenance mode. You can continue using it as you currently are without any changes to your code.

Flux is going into maintenance mode and will not be supported in InfluxDB 3.0. This was a decision based on the broad demand for SQL and the continued growth and adoption of InfluxQL. We are continuing to support Flux for users in 1.x and 2.x so you can continue using it with no changes to your code. If you are interested in transitioning to InfluxDB 3.0 and want to future-proof your code, we suggest using InfluxQL.

For information about the future of Flux, see the following: