SiriDB can start with environment variables and/or with a configuration file. By default SiriDB will search for the configuration file in /etc/siridb/siridb.conf but alternatively you can specify a custom path by using the -c/--config argument.

$ siridb-server -c /my/path/siridb.conf

An example configuration file can be found here:

However be aware that the environment variables will overwrite the configuration file settings if both apply to the same setting.

Environmental variables:

Variable Default Description
SIRIDB_SERVER_NAME %HOSTNAME:9010 SiriDB will use this address:port for it’s back-end connections. This must be an address that other servers can use to connect to. For example IPv4, IPv6 or a fqdn are all possible. When using IPv6 be sure to wrap the ip address with square brackets. For example [::1]:9010. The default value is %HOSTNAME:9010. The variable %HOSTNAME will be translate to the systems host name.
SIRIDB_BIND_SERVER_ADDRESS Listen for SiriDB-server connections only on localhost. Use value (or :: for IPv6) to bind to all interfaces.
SIRIDB_LISTEN_CLIENT_PORT 9000 SiriDB will listen for client connections on this port number.
SIRIDB_BIND_CLIENT_ADDRESS Listen for client connections only on localhost. Use value (or :: for IPv6) to bind to all interfaces.
SIRIDB_IP_SUPPORT ALL When ip_support is set to ALL, SiriDB will listen and connect to both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses. Valid options are ALL, IPV4ONLY and IPV6ONLY.
SIRIDB_DEFAULT_DB_PATH /var/lib/siridb SiriDB will load databases from, and create databases in this location.
SIRIDB_OPTIMIZING_INTERVAL 3600 SiriDB will run an optimize task each X seconds. A value of 0 (zero) disables optimizing.
SIRIDB_HEARTBEAT_INTERVAL 30 SiriDB uses a heart-beat interval to keep connections with other servers online.
SIRIDB_BUFFER_SYNC_INTERVAL 0 SiriDB can run fsync on the buffer file on an interval in milliseconds. This value is set to 0 by default which tells SiriDB to run fsync after each insert request. When having many insert requests per second, it can be useful to use an interval like 500 milliseconds.
SIRIDB_MAX_OPEN_FILES 32768 SiriDB will not open more shard files than max_open_files. Note that the total number of open files can be sligtly higher since SiriDB also needs a few other files to write to.
SIRIDB_ENABLE_SHARD_COMPRESSION 0 Use shard compression for storing data points. Set value 1 (recommended) to enable shard compression or 0 to disable compression.
SIRIDB_ENABLE_SHARD_AUTO_DURATION 0 Let SiriDB control shard duration when possible. When enabled (1), the database configured shard duration for both number and log values will still be used when SiriDB is not able to detect a sensible duration.
SIRIDB_ENABLE_PIPE_SUPPORT 0 Enable named pipe support for client connections.
SIRIDB_PIPE_CLIENT_NAME siridb_client.sock SiriDB will bind the client named pipe in this location.
SIRIDB_HTTP_STATUS_PORT 0 When the HTTP status port is not set (or 0), the service will not start. Otherwise the HTTP requests /status, /ready and /healthy are available which can be used for readiness and liveness requests. Example usage using wget: wget -q -O - http://siridb-server.local:8080/status
SIRIDB_HTTP_API_PORT 0 When the HTTP API port is not set (or 0), the API service will not start. Otherwise the HTTP POST requests can be user to insert or query data points.
SIRIDB_IGNORE_BROKEN_DATA 0 SiriDB will ignore corrupted or broken shards and related database files even at the cost of losing some or all data. This option is useful especially for transient data on systems prone to power outage or frequent hard resets.