Release Announcement: InfluxDB OSS and InfluxDB Enterprise 1.8.5

Originally published at: Release Announcement: InfluxDB OSS and InfluxDB Enterprise 1.8.5 | InfluxData

A new maintenance release for both InfluxDB OSS and InfluxDB Enterprise are available now.

InfluxDB 1.8.5 includes the following issues and improvements:

  • Operating Tooling
    • We’ve added the ability to find which measurements or shards are contributing to disk size with the new influx_inspect report-disk command. Those who are operating InfluxDB and supporting multiple teams will find this particularly useful for capacity planning, managing storage requirements, and determining which measurements are consuming the most disk space.
    • We also modified the ability for influx_inspect export to write to standard out (stdout) by adding the -out flag. Using this option writes to stdout and sends error messages to standard error (stderr).
  • Logging Improvements
    • If you are using POST for sending queries via the API, these are now logged.
  • Performance Improvements
    • An optimization has been added for shard lookups in groups containing only one shard. Thanks @StoneYunZhao!
  • Other defect fixes
    • Meta queries (for example, SHOW TAG VALUES, SHOW TAG KEYS, SHOW SERIES CARDINALITY, SHOW MEASUREMENT CARDINALITY, and SHOW MEASUREMENTS) now check the query context, when possible, to respect timeout values set in the query-timeout configuration parameter.
    • Previously, successful writes were incorrectly incrementing the WriteErr statistics. Now, successful writes correctly increment the writeOK statistics.
    • Previously, a GROUP BY query with an offset that caused an interval to cross a daylight savings change inserted an extra output row off by one hour. Now, the correct GROUP BY interval start time is set before the time zone offset is calculated.
    • Previously, when a SELECT INTO query generated an unsupported value, for example, +/- Inf, the query failed silently. Now, an error occurs to notify that the value cannot be inserted.

This release of InfluxDB Enterprise on the 1.8 line builds upon the InfluxDB OSS 1.8.5 release. For the InfluxDB Enterprise 1.8.5 release, a number of Enterprise specific issues and improvements have been delivered. These include the following defect fixes:

  • Backup
    • Resolve TSM backup “snapshot in progress” error.
  • Anti-Entropy
    • Always forward repairs to the next data node (even if the current data node does not have to take action for the repair).
  • Security
    • SHOW DATABASES now only shows databases that the user has either read or write access to.

Again, the binaries for the latest open source release can be found on our downloads page.

For our InfluxDB Enterprise customers, log in to the InfluxDB Enterprise portal and download the binaries from there. If you need more help? Contact support.

For our community, if you find issues or have questions, please join our InfluxDB Community Slack, post them in our InfluxDB GitHub Repo or our Community Site and we will take a look.