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Update a bucket

Use the influx command line interface (CLI) or the InfluxDB user interface (UI) to update a bucket.

Note that updating an bucket’s name will affect any assets that reference the bucket by name, including the following:

  • Queries
  • Dashboards
  • Tasks
  • Telegraf configurations
  • Templates

If you change a bucket name, be sure to update the bucket in the above places as well.

Update a bucket’s name in the InfluxDB UI

  1. Click Load Data in the navigation bar.

  2. Select Buckets.

  3. Click Rename under the bucket you want to rename.

  4. Review the information in the window that appears and click I understand, let’s rename my bucket.

  5. Update the bucket’s name and click Change Bucket Name.

Update a bucket’s retention policy in the InfluxDB UI

  1. Click Load Data in the navigation bar.

  2. Select Buckets.

  3. Click the name of the bucket you want to update from the list.

  4. In the window that appears, edit the bucket’s retention policy.

  5. Click Save Changes.

Update a bucket using the influx CLI

Use the influx bucket update command to update a bucket. Updating a bucket requires the following:

  • The bucket ID (provided in the output of influx bucket find)
  • The name or ID of the organization the bucket belongs to.
Update the name of a bucket
# Pattern
influx bucket update -i <bucket-id> -o <org-name> -n <new-bucket-name>

# Example
influx bucket update -i 034ad714fdd6f000 -o my-org -n my-new-bucket
Update a bucket’s retention policy
# Pattern
influx bucket update -i <bucket-id> -o <org-name> -r <retention period in nanoseconds>

# Example
influx bucket update -i 034ad714fdd6f000 -o my-org -r 1209600000000000