influxd-ctl remove-data

The influxd-ctl remove-data command removes a data node from an InfluxDB Enterprise cluster.

This command is destructive

influxd-ctl remove-data erases all data in the specified data node. Only use this command if you want to permanently remove a data node from your InfluxDB Enterprise cluster.

This command doesn’t delete metadata related to the removed data node from other nodes in the cluster. To remove all metadata about the removed data node, use influxd-ctl leave.


influxd-ctl remove-data [flags] <data-bind-address>


  • data-bind-address: TCP bind address of the data node to remove (host:port)


Flag Description
-force Force the removal of a data node (useful if the node is unresponsive)


influxd-ctl remove-data data-node-03:8088

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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: