In this tutorial, we will show you how to install InfluxDB on Manjaro. In the ever-evolving landscape of data management and analysis, having a robust, high-performance database system is paramount. InfluxDB, an open-source time-series database, has emerged as a popular choice among developers and data professionals. Whether you are into monitoring, Internet of Things (IoT), or real-time analytics, InfluxDB is a versatile tool that can handle large volumes of timestamped data with ease.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘
sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of InfluxDB on a Manjaro Linux.
- A server or desktop running one of the following operating systems: Manjaro, and other Arch-based distributions.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
- SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
- An active internet connection. You’ll need an internet connection to download the necessary packages and dependencies for InfluxDB.
non-root sudo useror access to the
root user. We recommend acting as a
non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.
Install InfluxDB on Manjaro
Step 1. Before diving into the InfluxDB installation, it’s crucial to make sure your Manjaro system is up to date. Open a terminal and execute the following commands:
sudo pacman -Syu sudo pacman -S base-devel
Step 2. Installing InfluxDB on Manjaro.
- Method 1: Using the official InfluxDB repository
With your system up to date, it’s time to install InfluxDB. This can be done effortlessly with the Pacman package manager. Simply run the following command:
sudo pacman -S influxdb
Pacman will take care of resolving dependencies and downloading the necessary files. When prompted, confirm the installation by typing ‘y‘.
- Method 2. Installing InfluxDB using Yay.
Yay is a helpful tool for managing packages from the Arch User Repository (AUR). It simplifies the process of installing software that’s not available in Manjaro’s official repositories. First, you’ll need to install Yay if you haven’t already. Run the following command:
sudo pacman -S yay
With Yay installed, you can easily install InfluxDB. Use the following command:
yay -S influxdb
Just as with the Pacman method, you need to enable InfluxDB to start on boot and then start the service. Execute the following two commands:
sudo systemctl enable influxdb sudo systemctl start influxdb
Step 3. Configuring InfluxDB.
Before putting InfluxDB to work, you may need to configure it to suit your specific needs. Open the InfluxDB configuration file using your preferred text editor, such as Nano:
sudo nano /etc/influxdb/influxdb.conf
Within this configuration file, you can fine-tune settings according to your requirements. For instance, you can set data retention policies, define authentication mechanisms, and configure storage options. Ensure you save the file after making any changes.
Step 4. Testing InfluxDB Installation.
To verify that your InfluxDB installation is running smoothly, open your web browser and navigate to
http://localhost:8086. This is the InfluxDB admin interface. If it loads successfully, you can be confident that your InfluxDB installation is operational and ready to store and retrieve your time-series data.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed InfluxDB. Thanks for using this tutorial to install the latest version of InfluxDB on the Manjaro system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official InfluxDB website.