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Get started with InfluxDB

Get started with InfluxDB v2.0 by downloading InfluxDB, installing the necessary executables, and running the the initial setup process.

Download and install InfluxDB v2.0 alpha

Download InfluxDB v2.0 alpha for macOS.

InfluxDB v2.0 alpha (macOS)

Place the executables in your $PATH

Unpackage the downloaded archive and place the influx and influxd executables in your system $PATH.

Note: The following commands are examples. Adjust the file paths to your own needs.

# Unpackage contents to the current working directory
gunzip -c ~/Downloads/influxdb_2.0.0-alpha.3_darwin_amd64.tar.gz | tar xopf -

# Copy the influx and influxd binary to your $PATH
sudo cp influxdb_2.0.0-alpha.3_darwin_amd64/{influx,influxd} /usr/local/bin/

Both InfluxDB 1.x and 2.x include influx and influxd binaries. If InfluxDB 1.x binaries are already in your $PATH, run the 2.0 binaries in place or rename them before putting them in your $PATH. If you rename the binaries, all references to influx and influxd in this documentation refer to your renamed binaries.

Networking ports

By default, InfluxDB uses TCP port 9999 for client-server communication over InfluxDB’s HTTP API.

Start InfluxDB

Start InfluxDB by running the influxd daemon:

influxd

See the influxd documentation for information about available flags and options.

InfluxDB “phone home”

By default, InfluxDB sends telemetry data back to InfluxData. The InfluxData telemetry page provides information about what data is collected and how it is used.

Top opt-out of sending telemetry data back to InfluxData, include the --reporting-disabled flag when starting influxd.

influxd --reporting-disabled

Download and install InfluxDB v2.0 alpha

Download InfluxDB v2.0 alpha package appropriate for your chipset.

InfluxDB v2.0 alpha (amd64) InfluxDB v2.0 alpha (arm)

Place the executables in your $PATH

Unpackage the downloaded archive and place the influx and influxd executables in your system $PATH.

Note: The following commands are examples. Adjust the file names, paths, and utilities to your own needs.

# Unpackage contents to the current working directory
tar xvzf path/to/influxdb_2.0.0-alpha.3_linux_amd64.tar.gz

# Copy the influx and influxd binary to your $PATH
sudo cp influxdb_2.0.0-alpha.3_linux_amd64/{influx,influxd} /usr/local/bin/

Both InfluxDB 1.x and 2.x include influx and influxd binaries. If InfluxDB 1.x binaries are already in your $PATH, run the 2.0 binaries in place or rename them before putting them in your $PATH. If you rename the binaries, all references to influx and influxd in this documentation refer to your renamed binaries.

Networking ports

By default, InfluxDB uses TCP port 9999 for client-server communication over InfluxDB’s HTTP API.

Start InfluxDB

Start InfluxDB by running the influxd daemon:

influxd

See the influxd documentation for information about available flags and options.

InfluxDB “phone home”

By default, InfluxDB sends telemetry data back to InfluxData. The InfluxData telemetry page provides information about what data is collected and how it is used.

Top opt-out of sending telemetry data back to InfluxData, include the --reporting-disabled flag when starting influxd.

influxd --reporting-disabled

Download and run InfluxDB v2.0 alpha

Use docker run to download and run the InfluxDB v2.0 alpha Docker image. Expose port 9999, which InfluxDB uses for client-server communication over its HTTP API.

docker run --name influxdb -p 9999:9999 quay.io/influxdb/influxdb:2.0.0-alpha

InfluxDB “phone home”

By default, InfluxDB sends telemetry data back to InfluxData. The InfluxData telemetry page provides information about what data is collected and how it is used.

Top opt-out of sending telemetry data back to InfluxData, include the --reporting-disabled flag when starting the InfluxDB container.

docker run -p 9999:9999 quay.io/influxdb/influxdb:2.0.0-alpha --reporting-disabled

Console into the InfluxDB Container (Optional)

To use the influx command line interface, console into the influxdb Docker container:

docker exec -it influxdb /bin/bash

Setup InfluxDB

The initial setup process for InfluxDB walks through creating a default organization, user, and bucket. The setup process is available in both the InfluxDB user interface (UI) and in the influx command line interface (CLI).

Set up InfluxDB through the UI

  1. With InfluxDB running, visit localhost:9999.
  2. Click Get Started

Set up your initial user

  1. Enter a Username for your initial user.
  2. Enter a Password and Confirm Password for your user.
  3. Enter your initial Organization Name.
  4. Enter your initial Bucket Name.
  5. Click Continue.

InfluxDB is now initialized with a primary user, organization, and bucket. You are ready to collect data.

Set up InfluxDB through the influx CLI

Begin the InfluxDB setup process via the influx CLI by running:

influx setup
  1. Enter a primary username.
  2. Enter a password for your user.
  3. Confirm your password by entering it again.
  4. Enter a name for your primary organization.
  5. Enter a name for your primary bucket.
  6. Enter a retention period (in hours) for your primary bucket. Enter nothing for an infinite retention period.
  7. Confirm the details for your primary user, organization, and bucket.

InfluxDB is now initialized with a primary user, organization, and bucket. You are ready to collect data.


Bug Reports and Feedback

Thank you for being willing to help test InfluxDB v2.0 alpha! Feedback and bug reports are welcome and encouraged both for InfluxDB and this documentation.

Submit feedback in the InfluxData Community