A Simple Guide to Installing InfluxDB on Ubuntu 22.04

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InfluxDB is a popular open-source time series database optimized for high-write-volume workloads such as logs, sensor data, and real-time analytics. This guide will provide you with a step-by-step process for installing InfluxDB on Ubuntu 22.04.

Step 1: Update Your System

Before installing any package, it is always recommended to update the system and package repositories. If you’re using a Linux system, you can do this with the following commands:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Step 2: Download and Install InfluxDB

You can download InfluxDB directly from the InfluxData website or from their repository. For Ubuntu users, the following commands will add the repository and install the software:

wget -qO- https://repos.influxdata.com/influxdb.key | sudo apt-key add -source /etc/lsb-release
echo "deb https://repos.influxdata.com/${DISTRIB_ID,,} ${DISTRIB_CODENAME} stable" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/influxdb.list

Now update your repository and install InfluxDB:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install influxdb

Step 3: Configure and Start InfluxDB

Once you have successfully installed InfluxDB, you need to start the service. Depending on your system, you can use either of the following commands:

sudo service influxdb start


sudo systemctl start influxdb

Step 4: Verify Installation

To confirm that InfluxDB is running successfully, you can check its status using this command:

sudo systemctl status influxdb

You should see output indicating that the service is active (running).

Congratulations, you’ve installed InfluxDB!

Note: InfluxDB uses port 8086 by default, so you would need to ensure that your firewall allows connections on this port.

Step 5: Post Installation – Setting Up

After successful installation, you can interact with InfluxDB using its HTTP API on localhost port 8086. To start the InfluxDB shell (CLI), simply type:


In the influx shell, you can create databases, users, and start querying your time-series data.

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Reza Rafati, based in the Netherlands, is the founder of Cyberwarzone.com. An industry professional providing insightful commentary on infosec, cybercrime, cyberwar, and threat intelligence, Reza dedicates his work to bolster digital defenses and promote cyber awareness.

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