Hi, I am new to InfluxDB…I have read through documentation but for the life of me, I can not grasp what are RPs and Shards.
Docs say RP is “how long InfluxDB keeps data”…Does this mean if RP is, let’s say, 1 week, the data of that week will be deleted when we enter the 2nd week!?
Shards…“A shard contains the actual encoded and compressed data”…what does this mean?
What is the relationship between RP and Shards? Under which conditions influxdb deletes the data?