InfluxDB is a time series database built from the ground up to handle
high write and query loads. InfluxDB is meant to be used as a backing
store for any use case involving large amounts of timestamped data,
including DevOps monitoring, application metrics, IoT sensor data, and
Using this Image
Running the container
The InfluxDB image exposes a shared volume under
/var/lib/influxdb, so you can mount a host directory to that point
to access persisted container data. A typical invocation of the
container might be:
docker run -p 8083:8083 -p 8086:8086 \ -v $PWD:/var/lib/influxdb \ influxdb
$PWD to the directory where you want to store data associated
with the InfluxDB container.
You can also have Docker control the volume mountpoint by using a named volume.
docker run -p 8083:8083 -p 8086:8086 \ -v influxdb:/var/lib/influxdb \ influxdb
The following ports are important and will be automatically exposed
docker run -P.
- 8083 Admin interface port
- 8086 HTTP API PORT
Other important ports that aren't exposed by default:
- 8091 Meta service port
- 8088 Clustering (raft) port
These two ports do not need to be exposed in a single server
Find more about API Endpoints & Ports here.
InfluxDB can be either configured from a config file or using
environment variables. To mount a configuration file and use it with
the server, you can use this command:
# Generate the default configuration file docker run --rm \ -v $PWD:/etc/influxdb \ influxdb bash -c 'influxd config > /etc/influxdb/influxdb.conf' # Modify the default configuration, which will now be available # under $PWD # Start the InfluxDB container docker run -p 8083:8083 -p 8086:8086 \ -v $PWD:/etc/influxdb:ro \ influxdb -config /etc/influxdb/influxdb.conf
$PWD to the directory where you want to store the
For environment variables, the format is
-) are replaced with underscores (
_). If the variable isn't
in a section, then omit that part.
INFLUXDB_REPORTING_DISABLED=true INFLUXDB_META_DIR=/path/to/metadir INFLUXDB_DATA_QUERY_LOG_ENABLED=false
Find more about configuring InfluxDB here
InfluxDB supports the Graphite line protocol, but the service and ports
are not exposed by default. To run InfluxDB with Graphite support
enabled, you can either use a configuration file
Creating a DB named mydb:
curl -G http://localhost:8086/query --data-urlencode "q=CREATE DATABASE mydb"
Inserting into the DB:
curl -i -XPOST 'http://localhost:8086/write?db=mydb' --data-binary 'cpu_load_short,host=server01,region=us-west value=0.64 1434055562000000000'
Read more about this in the official documentation
CLI / SHELL
Start the container:
docker run --name=influxdb -d -p 8083:8083 -p 8086:8086 influxdb
Run the influx client in another container as such:
docker run --rm --link=influxdb -it influxdb bash -l > influx -host $INFLUXDB_PORT_8086_TCP_ADDR
The client needs to run bash first and then use the
influx binary from
there so the environment variable becomes available to use.
Web Administrator Interface
Navigate to localhost:8083 with your browser
while running the container.
See more about using the web admin here.
Supported Docker versions
This image is officially supported on Docker version 1.10.1.