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influxctl database create

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The influxctl database create command creates a new database with a specified retention period in an InfluxDB cluster.

The retention period defines the maximum age of data retained in the database, based on the timestamp of the data. The retention period value is a time duration value made up of a numeric value plus a duration unit. For example, 30d means 30 days. A zero duration retention period is infinite and data will not expire. The retention period value cannot be negative or contain whitespace.

Valid durations units include
  • m: minute
  • h: hour
  • d: day
  • w: week
  • mo: month
  • y: year
Example retention period values
  • 0d: infinite/none
  • 3d: 3 days
  • 6w: 6 weeks
  • 1mo: 1 month (30 days)
  • 1y: 1 year
  • 30d30d: 60 days
  • 2.5d: 60 hours

Usage

influxctl database create [--retention-period 0s] <DATABASE_NAME>

Arguments

Argument Description
DATABASE_NAME InfluxDB database name

Flags

Flag Description
--retention-period Database retention period (default is 0s or infinite)
--max-tables Maximum tables per database (default is 500, 0 uses default)
--max-columns Maximum columns per table (default is 250, 0 uses default)
-h --help Output command help

Examples

Create a database with an infinite retention period

influxctl database create mydb

Create a database with a 30-day retention period

influxctl database create \
  --retention-period 30d \
  mydb

Create a database with non-default table and column limits

influxctl database create \
  --max-tables 200 \
  --max-columns 150 \
  mydb

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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.

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