influxd inspect verify-wal

The influxd inspect verify-wal command analyzes the Write-Ahead Log (WAL) to check if there are any corrupt files. If it finds corrupt files, the command returns the names of those files. It also returns the total number of entries in each scanned WAL file.


influxd inspect verify-wal [flags]

Output details

influxd inspect verify-wal outputs the following for each file:

  • The file name.
  • The first position of any identified corruption or “clean” if no corruption is found.

After the verification is complete, it returns a summary with:

  • The number of WAL files scanned.
  • The number of WAL entries scanned.
  • A list of files found to be corrupt.


FlagDescriptionInput Type
-h--helpHelp for the verify-wal command.
-v--verboseEnable verbose logging.
--wal-pathPath to WAL directory (default is ~/.influxdbv2/engine/wal)string

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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: