I installed InfluxDB (current version was 2.6.1) on Debian Bullseye from InfluxData - Package Repository by adding this repository to the apt sources. After an update to 2.7.3 InfluxDB completely stopped working missing several days of data until I found out that something was wrong. The web interface only showed the logo and a link to influxdata (no login prompt). The command line tools showed an unauthorized access.
After quite some time (luckily I had etckeeper installed to track the changes) I found that the update installed a new file as “/etc/influxdb/config.toml” which contained the following lines:
bolt-path = “/var/lib/influxdb/influxd.bolt”
engine-path = “/var/lib/influxdb/engine”
The problem is that no such bolt file exists. I can find such a file as “/var/lib/influxdb/.influxdbv2/influxd.bolt”. If I remove the new file “”/etc/influxdb/config.toml" InfluxDB works again normally.
Was/is there something wrong with my configuration or is this a bug in the repo or in the supplied update?