Compact TSM files parameter: compact-full-write-cold-duration


We use Influxdb 1.8 and generate about 6GB of data (tsm files) every day in daily shards. There is a background task in Influxdb which consist of compacting all TSM files in a shard that haven’t been updated since a certain delay (compact-full-write-cold-duration)

This operation is very resource intensive, even if we set the max-concurrent-compactions to a low value.

My question is :

is it an essential operation? Can influxdb do without?

Thanks a lot