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# InfluxDB (0.9 and newer) Persistence v1
This service allows you to persist and query states using the InfluxDB (opens new window) time series database. The persisted values can be queried from within openHAB. There also are nice tools on the web for visualizing InfluxDB time series, such as Grafana (opens new window).
There are two Influxdb persistence bundles which support different InfluxDB versions. This service, named
influxdb, supports InfluxDB 0.9 and newer, and the
influxdb08service supports InfluxDB up to version 0.8.x.
# Database Structure
The states of an item are persisted in time series with names equal to the name of the item. All values are stored in a field called "value" using integers or doubles,
OpenClosedType values are stored using 0 or 1. The times for the entries are calculated by InfluxDB.
An example entry for an item with the name "AmbientLight" would look like this:
First of all you have to setup and run an InfluxDB server. This is very easy and you will find good documentation on it on the InfluxDB web site (opens new window).
Then database and the user must be created. This can be done using the InfluxDB admin web interface. If you want to use the defaults, then create a database called
openhab and a user with write access on the database called
openhab. Choose a password and remember it.
This service can be configured in the file
|url||http://127.0.0.1:8086 (opens new window)||No||database URL|
|user||openhab||No||name of the database user, e.g. |
|password||Yes||password of the database user that you chose in Prerequisites above|
|db||openhab||No||name of the database|
|retentionPolicy||autogen||No||name of the retentionPolicy. Please note starting with InfluxDB >= 1.0, the default retention policy name is no longer |
All item- and event-related configuration is defined in the file