Upgrades of the Debian system, InfluxDB, Grafana and Mosquitto packages


Dear community,

we will conduct some system maintenance tasks (distribution upgrade, package upgrades, full reboot) on the machine hosting the data acquisition services for beekeepers (swarm.hiveeyes.org) this night.

Because of this, the system will be partly unavailable for a while. We do not expect the maintenance tasks to take longer than an hour in total.

We are planning to:

  • Upgrade the Linux system from Debian GNU/Linux 8 (jessie) to Debian GNU/Linux 9 (stretch).
  • Upgrade InfluxDB from 1.5.3 to 1.6.4.
  • Upgrade Grafana from 5.1.3 to 5.3.2.
  • Either run Mosquitto as a systemd unit or downgrade from 1.5.3 (upstream) to 1.4.10 (Debian) in an attempt to mitigate ongoing tricky but funny issues with it, see also Ausfall der Datenannahme am 1. November 2018 um 06:52 Uhr ff.

We are sorry for any inconveniences this might cause to you.

With kind regards,
the people of Hiveeyes.

Ausfall der Datenannahme am 1. November 2018 um 06:52 Uhr
The history and future of InfluxDB

Erledigt. Alles verlief reibungslos. Bitte meldet uns, wenn Ihr etwaige Probleme entdeckt.


As everything seems to be pretty with this upgrade, we will apply the same procedure to the other data acquisition system (weather.hiveeyes.org) this night.

We ask for your understanding regarding the unavailability of the systems while the maintenance tasks will happen.


Auch hier sind nun die aktuellen Versionen von InfluxDB und Grafana installiert. Wir wünschen viel Freude bei der Benutzung.


We want to share some news about features you might want to use as we just upgraded to InfluxDB 1.6.4.

InfluxDB 1.6

InfluxDB 1.6 will bring some of the long-desired math functions and query operators (see Implement floor, ceil, and round functions and Feature collection of requested functions and query operators) as well as some more features.

InfluxDB outlook

If you are interested about more details of the future of InfluxDB, you might enjoy reading the summary State of the onion for InfluxDB.


We just upgraded to Grafana 5.4.1 and Mosquitto 1.5.5 on all of our systems.