community.general.influxdb_retention_policy module – Manage InfluxDB retention policies

Note

This module is part of the community.general collection (version 4.8.0).

You might already have this collection installed if you are using the ansible package. It is not included in ansible-core. To check whether it is installed, run ansible-galaxy collection list.

To install it, use: ansible-galaxy collection install community.general.

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.general.influxdb_retention_policy.

Synopsis

  • Manage InfluxDB retention policies.

Requirements

The below requirements are needed on the host that executes this module.

  • python >= 2.6

  • influxdb >= 0.9

  • requests

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

database_name

string / required

Name of the database.

default

boolean

Sets the retention policy as default retention policy.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

duration

string

Determines how long InfluxDB should keep the data. If specified, it should be INF or at least one hour. If not specified, INF is assumed. Supports complex duration expressions with multiple units.

Required only if state is set to present.

hostname

string

The hostname or IP address on which InfluxDB server is listening.

Since Ansible 2.5, defaulted to localhost.

Default: “localhost”

password

aliases: login_password

string

Password that will be used to authenticate against InfluxDB server.

Alias login_password added in Ansible 2.5.

Default: “root”

path

string

added in 0.2.0 of community.general

The path on which InfluxDB server is accessible

Only available when using python-influxdb >= 5.1.0

policy_name

string / required

Name of the retention policy.

port

integer

The port on which InfluxDB server is listening

Default: 8086

proxies

dictionary

HTTP(S) proxy to use for Requests to connect to InfluxDB server.

replication

integer

Determines how many independent copies of each point are stored in the cluster.

Required only if state is set to present.

retries

integer

Number of retries client will try before aborting.

0 indicates try until success.

Only available when using python-influxdb >= 4.1.0

Default: 3

shard_group_duration

string

added in 2.0.0 of community.general

Determines the time range covered by a shard group. If specified it must be at least one hour. If none, it’s determined by InfluxDB by the rentention policy’s duration. Supports complex duration expressions with multiple units.

ssl

boolean

Use https instead of http to connect to InfluxDB server.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

state

string

added in 3.1.0 of community.general

State of the retention policy.

Choices:

  • absent

  • present ← (default)

timeout

integer

Number of seconds Requests will wait for client to establish a connection.

udp_port

integer

UDP port to connect to InfluxDB server.

Default: 4444

use_udp

boolean

Use UDP to connect to InfluxDB server.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

username

aliases: login_username

string

Username that will be used to authenticate against InfluxDB server.

Alias login_username added in Ansible 2.5.

Default: “root”

validate_certs

boolean

If set to no, the SSL certificates will not be validated.

This should only set to no used on personally controlled sites using self-signed certificates.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

Examples

# Example influxdb_retention_policy command from Ansible Playbooks
- name: Create 1 hour retention policy
  community.general.influxdb_retention_policy:
      hostname: "{{ influxdb_ip_address }}"
      database_name: "{{ influxdb_database_name }}"
      policy_name: test
      duration: 1h
      replication: 1
      ssl: yes
      validate_certs: yes
      state: present

- name: Create 1 day retention policy with 1 hour shard group duration
  community.general.influxdb_retention_policy:
      hostname: "{{ influxdb_ip_address }}"
      database_name: "{{ influxdb_database_name }}"
      policy_name: test
      duration: 1d
      replication: 1
      shard_group_duration: 1h
      state: present

- name: Create 1 week retention policy with 1 day shard group duration
  community.general.influxdb_retention_policy:
      hostname: "{{ influxdb_ip_address }}"
      database_name: "{{ influxdb_database_name }}"
      policy_name: test
      duration: 1w
      replication: 1
      shard_group_duration: 1d
      state: present

- name: Create infinite retention policy with 1 week of shard group duration
  community.general.influxdb_retention_policy:
      hostname: "{{ influxdb_ip_address }}"
      database_name: "{{ influxdb_database_name }}"
      policy_name: test
      duration: INF
      replication: 1
      ssl: no
      validate_certs: no
      shard_group_duration: 1w
      state: present

- name: Create retention policy with complex durations
  community.general.influxdb_retention_policy:
      hostname: "{{ influxdb_ip_address }}"
      database_name: "{{ influxdb_database_name }}"
      policy_name: test
      duration: 5d1h30m
      replication: 1
      ssl: no
      validate_certs: no
      shard_group_duration: 1d10h30m
      state: present

- name: Drop retention policy
  community.general.influxdb_retention_policy:
      hostname: "{{ influxdb_ip_address }}"
      database_name: "{{ influxdb_database_name }}"
      policy_name: test
      state: absent

Authors

  • Kamil Szczygiel (@kamsz)