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Backup and restore influxdb inside Docker
#!/bin/bash
set -e
# Default working directory to current directory, but allow override via WORKDIR environment variable.
WORKDIR=${WORKDIR:-$PWD}
NOW="$(date +%s)"
INFLUXDIR="$WORKDIR/influxdb-$NOW"
BACKUPDIR="$WORKDIR/backup-$NOW"
# Start the first container to run the main influxd process.
CONTAINER_ID=$(docker run --rm \
--detach \
-v "$INFLUXDIR":/var/lib/influxdb \
-v "$BACKUPDIR":/backups \
-p 8086 \
influxdb:1.3
)
# Get the ephemeral port of the container.
PORT=$(docker port "$CONTAINER_ID" 8086 | cut -d: -f2)
# Delay until influxd is responsive.
until curl -s "http://localhost:${PORT}/ping"; do
sleep 0.1
done
# Put some data into database "foo".
curl -XPOST "http://localhost:${PORT}/query?q=CREATE+DATABASE+foo"
for n in $(seq 25); do
echo "ctr n=${n}i $n"
done | curl -XPOST "http://localhost:${PORT}/write?db=foo&precision=h" --data-binary @-
echo
echo "Databases before backup and restore:"
curl "http://localhost:${PORT}/query?q=SHOW+DATABASES"
# Create the backup.
docker exec "$CONTAINER_ID" influxd backup -database foo "/backups/foo.backup"
# Drop the foo database, so we have something to restore.
curl -XPOST "http://localhost:${PORT}/query?q=DROP+DATABASE+foo"
echo
echo "Databases after backup and after dropping, but before restore:"
curl "http://localhost:${PORT}/query?q=SHOW+DATABASES"
# Restoring a backup requires that influxd is stopped (note that stopping the process kills the container).
docker stop "$CONTAINER_ID"
# Run the restore command in an ephemeral container.
# This affects the previously mounted volume mapped to /var/lib/influxdb.
docker run --rm \
--entrypoint /bin/bash \
-v "$INFLUXDIR":/var/lib/influxdb \
-v "$BACKUPDIR":/backups \
influxdb:1.3 \
-c "influxd restore -metadir /var/lib/influxdb/meta -datadir /var/lib/influxdb/data -database foo /backups/foo.backup"
# Start the container just like before, and get the new container ID.
CONTAINER_ID=$(docker run --rm \
--detach \
-v "$INFLUXDIR":/var/lib/influxdb \
-v "$BACKUPDIR":/backups \
-p 8086 \
influxdb:1.3
)
PORT=$(docker port "$CONTAINER_ID" 8086 | cut -d: -f2)
until curl -s "http://localhost:${PORT}/ping"; do
sleep 0.1
done
echo
echo "Databases after backup and restore:"
curl "http://localhost:${PORT}/query?q=SHOW+DATABASES"
docker stop "$CONTAINER_ID"
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