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Create an InfluxDB scraper

This page documents an earlier version of InfluxDB. InfluxDB v2.3 is the latest stable version. View this page in the v2.3 documentation.

InfluxDB scrapers collect data from specified targets at regular intervals, then write the scraped data to an InfluxDB bucket. Scrapers can collect data from any HTTP(S)-accessible endpoint that provides data in the Prometheus data format.

Create a scraper in the InfluxDB UI

  1. In the navigation menu on the left, select Data (Load Data) > Scrapers.

  2. Click Create Scraper.

  3. Enter a Name for the scraper.

  4. Select a Bucket to store the scraped data.

  5. Enter the Target URL to scrape. The default URL value is http://localhost:8086/metrics, which provides InfluxDB-specific metrics in the Prometheus data format.

  6. Click Create.

The new scraper will begin scraping data after approximately 10 seconds, then continue scraping in 10 second intervals.


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