I’m still fairly new to InfluxDB, but I’ve been running it locally to collect smart home metrics for about a month, and loving it. There’s one thing about it that annoys me a bit, and I wanted to ask about it here on the forum. Before doing so however, I figured I’d make sure I was on the latest version. So I ran:
# apt upgrade # systemctl restart influxdb
And promptly, all my data was gone and I faced an onboarding dialog, instead of my carefully crafted dashboards
Great lesson to create backups of course, but now my questions are:
- Should I have gone about the update differently?
- Is there any way I can still get the data back? Even though it’s only just over a month worth of metrics, it would still be nice to keep.