Migration steps

If I want to migrate influx from an on-premise VM to a container in the cloud can I just use Rsync to copy the data over or do I have to do the export command?

I am running InfluxDB 1.8.10

The problem is I don’t really have 800GB of local drive space to export and want to minimise downtime.


Hello @luca.chana,
Have you seen the following documentation? I find it to be the most comprehensive step-by step instructions for your question:

PS what are you doing with InfluxDB? I love to learn about community use cases it really makes my day :))))

Sorry, I’m trying to migrate to a container that we host on a Virtual Machine.
Our data is application-specific metrics from .NET bits.