Backup the influx DB

I am aware of the way to fetch the portable backup from influx and restore but to do that we have to bring up influxd first. Instead of doing that, if we simply copy meta, data and wal dir and point another influxd instance to them. Approach is working for me. I am using influx 1.7.5
Can this lead to any issues like data corruption ?

Hi @aditya,

Are these your steps ?

1.stop database
2.copy wal , meta and data dirs
3.point another instance to the copied files 

( and copy and modify configuration file )

Best regards

@MarcV Yes… These are the exact steps. Will that lead to any issues ?

No Aditya , it’s an offline backup so that is ok , I don’t see any issues there…