Delete a database

Limited availability

InfluxDB Clustered is currently only available to a limited group of InfluxData customers. If interested in being part of the limited access group, please contact the InfluxData Sales team.

Use the influxctl database delete command to delete a database from your InfluxDB cluster.

  1. If you haven’t already, download and install the influxctl CLI.

  2. Run the influxctl database delete command and provide the following:

    • Name of the database to delete
  3. Confirm that you want to delete the database.

influxctl database delete 

Deleting a database cannot be undone

Once a database is deleted, data stored in that database cannot be recovered.

Cannot reuse database names

After a database is deleted, you cannot reuse the same name for a new database.

Never directly modify the Catalog

Never directly modify the PostgreSQL-compatible Catalog. Doing so will result in an undefined state for various components and may lead to data loss and crashes.

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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: