influx restore

Works with InfluxDB OSS 2.x

The influx restore command works with InfluxDB OSS 2.x, but does not work with InfluxDB Cloud. For information about restoring data in InfluxDB Cloud, see InfluxDB Cloud durability.

The influx restore command restores backup data and metadata from an InfluxDB OSS backup directory.

The restore process

When restoring data from a backup file set, InfluxDB temporarily moves existing data and metadata while restore runs. After restore completes, the temporary data is deleted. If the restore process fails, InfluxDB preserves the data in the temporary location.

For information about recovering from a failed restore process, see Restore data.

Cannot restore to existing buckets

The influx restore command cannot restore data to existing buckets. Use the --new-bucket flag to create a bucket with a new name and restore data into it. To restore data and retain bucket names, delete existing buckets and then begin the restore process.


influx restore [flags]


Flag Description Input type Maps to ?
-c --active-config CLI configuration to use for command string
-b --bucket Name of the bucket to restore (mutually exclusive with --bucket-id) string
--bucket-id ID of the bucket to restore (mutually exclusive with --bucket) string
--configs-path Path to influx CLI configurations (default ~/.influxdbv2/configs) string INFLUX_CONFIGS_PATH
--full Fully restore and replace all data on server
-h --help Help for the restore command
--hide-headers Hide table headers (default false) INFLUX_HIDE_HEADERS
--host HTTP address of InfluxDB (default http://localhost:8086) string INFLUX_HOST
--http-debug Inspect communication with InfluxDB servers. string
--json Output data as JSON (default false) INFLUX_OUTPUT_JSON
--new-bucket Name of the bucket to restore to string
--new-org Name of the organization to restore to string
-o --org Organization name (mutually exclusive with --org-id) string
--org-id Organization ID (mutually exclusive with --org) string
--skip-verify Skip TLS certificate verification INFLUX_SKIP_VERIFY
-t --token API token string INFLUX_TOKEN


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
Restore backup data
influx restore /path/to/backup/dir/
Restore backup data for a specific bucket into a new bucket
influx restore \
  --bucket example-bucket \
  --new-bucket new-example-bucket \
Restore and replace all data

influx restore --full restores all time series data and InfluxDB key-value data such as tokens, dashboards, users, etc.

influx restore --full /path/to/backup/dir/

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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:

InfluxDB Cloud Serverless