Importing data by the CLI


Hello everyone,

We know that we can create a database and import data by using the ‘influx -import …’ command.

My question is this:
If we have an existing database with existing records in it and import additional large number of records, which command or strategy should we follow?

Thanks and best regards,


@dersanli Using the influx -import is the suggested way to solve this problem. The only issue you may run into is timestamp collisions. If that happens then the last value written (i.e. the imported value) will be persisted.