I just recently noticed a problem with my long term storage and after some digging around I realized my InfluxDB container must have, at some point, updated to 2.x while my HA config was still setup for 1.x. With some effort, I’m now up and running with InfuxDB 2 but struggling with the syntax within Grafana. InfluxDB has its own query builder in its UI, as well as data display and panels, so I guess I could just use this and do away with Grafana… or build the query there and paste it into Grafana (but at this point seems more of a hassle).
In all of this I stumbled upon VictoriaMetrics and with a little effort I now have that configured with HA as well. Grafana can build queries for VictoriaMetrics so it’s easier to use than InfluxDB 2 (if I want to stay with Grafana).
So I’ve got both running now, and doing some quick compares, both seem to be capturing the data as expected. I’m curious about other’s experience with either InfluxDB 2 or VictoriaMetrics. Those who updated to InfluxDB 2 are you using Grafana or InfluxDB UI? Anyone prefer VictoriaMetrics over InfluxDB for HA? Other thoughts or opinions from long time users of either?
Side note: I’m not going to use the
latest tag for docker compose anymore.