thanos store command (also known as Store Gateway) implements the Store API on top of historical data in an object storage bucket. It acts primarily as an API gateway and therefore does not need significant amounts of local disk space. It joins a Thanos cluster on startup and advertises the data it can access.
It keeps a small amount of information about all remote blocks on local disk and keeps it in sync with the bucket. This data is generally safe to delete across restarts at the cost of increased startup times.
thanos store \ --data-dir "/local/state/data/dir" \ --objstore.config-file "bucket.yml"
The content of
type: GCS config: bucket: example-bucket
In general about 1MB of local disk space is required per TSDB block stored in the object storage bucket.
usage: thanos store [<flags>] store node giving access to blocks in a bucket provider. Now supported GCS, S3, Azure, Swift and Tencent COS. Flags: -h, --help Show context-sensitive help (also try --help-long and --help-man). --version Show application version. --log.level=info Log filtering level. --log.format=logfmt Log format to use. Possible options: logfmt or json. --tracing.config-file=<file-path> Path to YAML file with tracing configuration. See format details: https://thanos.io/tip/thanos/tracing.md/#configuration --tracing.config=<content> Alternative to 'tracing.config-file' flag (lower priority). Content of YAML file with tracing configuration. See format details: https://thanos.io/tip/thanos/tracing.md/#configuration --http-address="0.0.0.0:10902" Listen host:port for HTTP endpoints. --http-grace-period=2m Time to wait after an interrupt received for HTTP Server. --grpc-address="0.0.0.0:10901" Listen ip:port address for gRPC endpoints (StoreAPI). Make sure this address is routable from other components. --grpc-grace-period=2m Time to wait after an interrupt received for GRPC Server. --grpc-server-tls-cert="" TLS Certificate for gRPC server, leave blank to disable TLS --grpc-server-tls-key="" TLS Key for the gRPC server, leave blank to disable TLS --grpc-server-tls-client-ca="" TLS CA to verify clients against. If no client CA is specified, there is no client verification on server side. (tls.NoClientCert) --data-dir="./data" Local data directory used for caching purposes (index-header, in-mem cache items and meta.jsons). If removed, no data will be lost, just store will have to rebuild the cache. NOTE: Putting raw blocks here will not cause the store to read them. For such use cases use Prometheus + sidecar. --index-cache-size=250MB Maximum size of items held in the in-memory index cache. Ignored if --index-cache.config or --index-cache.config-file option is specified. --index-cache.config-file=<file-path> Path to YAML file that contains index cache configuration. See format details: https://thanos.io/tip/components/store.md/#index-cache --index-cache.config=<content> Alternative to 'index-cache.config-file' flag (lower priority). Content of YAML file that contains index cache configuration. See format details: https://thanos.io/tip/components/store.md/#index-cache --chunk-pool-size=2GB Maximum size of concurrently allocatable bytes reserved strictly to reuse for chunks in memory. --store.grpc.series-sample-limit=0 Maximum amount of samples returned via a single Series call. The Series call fails if this limit is exceeded. 0 means no limit. NOTE: For efficiency the limit is internally implemented as 'chunks limit' considering each chunk contains 120 samples (it's the max number of samples each chunk can contain), so the actual number of samples might be lower, even though the maximum could be hit. --store.grpc.series-max-concurrency=20 Maximum number of concurrent Series calls. --objstore.config-file=<file-path> Path to YAML file that contains object store configuration. See format details: https://thanos.io/tip/thanos/storage.md/#configuration --objstore.config=<content> Alternative to 'objstore.config-file' flag (lower priority). Content of YAML file that contains object store configuration. See format details: https://thanos.io/tip/thanos/storage.md/#configuration --sync-block-duration=3m Repeat interval for syncing the blocks between local and remote view. --block-sync-concurrency=20 Number of goroutines to use when constructing index-cache.json blocks from object storage. --min-time=0000-01-01T00:00:00Z Start of time range limit to serve. Thanos Store will serve only metrics, which happened later than this value. Option can be a constant time in RFC3339 format or time duration relative to current time, such as -1d or 2h45m. Valid duration units are ms, s, m, h, d, w, y. --max-time=9999-12-31T23:59:59Z End of time range limit to serve. Thanos Store will serve only blocks, which happened eariler than this value. Option can be a constant time in RFC3339 format or time duration relative to current time, such as -1d or 2h45m. Valid duration units are ms, s, m, h, d, w, y. --selector.relabel-config-file=<file-path> Path to YAML file that contains relabeling configuration that allows selecting blocks. It follows native Prometheus relabel-config syntax. See format details: https://prometheus.io/docs/prometheus/latest/configuration/configuration/#relabel_config --selector.relabel-config=<content> Alternative to 'selector.relabel-config-file' flag (lower priority). Content of YAML file that contains relabeling configuration that allows selecting blocks. It follows native Prometheus relabel-config syntax. See format details: https://prometheus.io/docs/prometheus/latest/configuration/configuration/#relabel_config --consistency-delay=0s Minimum age of all blocks before they are being read. Set it to safe value (e.g 30m) if your object storage is eventually consistent. GCS and S3 are (roughly) strongly consistent. --ignore-deletion-marks-delay=24h Duration after which the blocks marked for deletion will be filtered out while fetching blocks. The idea of ignore-deletion-marks-delay is to ignore blocks that are marked for deletion with some delay. This ensures store can still serve blocks that are meant to be deleted but do not have a replacement yet. If delete-delay duration is provided to compactor or bucket verify component, it will upload deletion-mark.json file to mark after what duration the block should be deleted rather than deleting the block straight away. If delete-delay is non-zero for compactor or bucket verify component, ignore-deletion-marks-delay should be set to (delete-delay)/2 so that blocks marked for deletion are filtered out while fetching blocks before being deleted from bucket. Default is 24h, half of the default value for --delete-delay on compactor. --web.external-prefix="" Static prefix for all HTML links and redirect URLs in the bucket web UI interface. Actual endpoints are still served on / or the web.route-prefix. This allows thanos bucket web UI to be served behind a reverse proxy that strips a URL sub-path. --web.prefix-header="" Name of HTTP request header used for dynamic prefixing of UI links and redirects. This option is ignored if web.external-prefix argument is set. Security risk: enable this option only if a reverse proxy in front of thanos is resetting the header. The --web.prefix-header=X-Forwarded-Prefix option can be useful, for example, if Thanos UI is served via Traefik reverse proxy with PathPrefixStrip option enabled, which sends the stripped prefix value in X-Forwarded-Prefix header. This allows thanos UI to be served on a sub-path.
By default Thanos Store Gateway looks at all the data in Object Store and returns it based on query’s time range.
--max-time flags allows you to shard Thanos Store based on constant time or time duration relative to current time.
For example setting:
--max-time==-2w will make Thanos Store Gateway return metrics that fall within
now - 6 weeks up to
now - 2 weeks time range.
Constant time needs to be set in RFC3339 format. For example
Thanos Store Gateway might not get new blocks immediately, as Time partitioning is partly done in asynchronous block synchronization job, which is by default done every 3 minutes. Additionally some of the Object Store implementations provide eventual read-after-write consistency, which means that Thanos Store might not immediately get newly created & uploaded blocks anyway.
We recommend having overlapping time ranges with Thanos Sidecar and other Thanos Store gateways as this will improve your resiliency to failures.
Thanos Querier deals with overlapping time series by merging them together.
Filtering is done on a Chunk level, so Thanos Store might still return Samples which are outside of
/-/healthystarts as soon as initial setup completed.
/-/readystarts after all the bootstrapping completed (e.g initial index building) and ready to serve traffic.
NOTE: Metric endpoint starts immediately so, make sure you set up readiness probe on designated HTTP
Thanos Store Gateway supports an index cache to speed up postings and series lookups from TSDB blocks indexes. Two types of caches are supported:
in-memory index cache is enabled by default and its max size can be configured through the flag
in-memory index cache can also by configured using
--index-cache.config-file to reference to the configuration file or
--index-cache.config to put yaml config directly:
type: IN-MEMORY config: max_size: 0 max_item_size: 0
All the settings are optional:
max_size: overall maximum number of bytes cache can contain. The value should be specified with a bytes unit (ie.
max_item_size: maximum size of single item, in bytes. The value should be specified with a bytes unit (ie.
memcached index cache allows to use Memcached as cache backend. This cache type is configured using
--index-cache.config-file to reference to the configuration file or
--index-cache.config to put yaml config directly:
type: MEMCACHED config: addresses:  timeout: 0s max_idle_connections: 0 max_async_concurrency: 0 max_async_buffer_size: 0 max_get_multi_concurrency: 0 max_item_size: 0 max_get_multi_batch_size: 0 dns_provider_update_interval: 0s
The required settings are:
addresses: list of memcached addresses, that will get resolved with the DNS service discovery provider.
While the remaining settings are optional:
timeout: the socket read/write timeout.
max_idle_connections: maximum number of idle connections that will be maintained per address.
max_async_concurrency: maximum number of concurrent asynchronous operations can occur.
max_async_buffer_size: maximum number of enqueued asynchronous operations allowed.
max_get_multi_concurrency: maximum number of concurrent connections when fetching keys. If set to
0, the concurrency is unlimited.
max_get_multi_batch_size: maximum number of keys a single underlying operation should fetch. If more keys are specified, internally keys are splitted into multiple batches and fetched concurrently, honoring
max_get_multi_concurrency. If set to
0, the batch size is unlimited.
max_item_size: maximum size of an item to be stored in memcached. This option should be set to the same value of memcached
-Iflag (defaults to 1MB) in order to avoid wasting network round trips to store items larger than the max item size allowed in memcached. If set to
0, the item size is unlimited.
dns_provider_update_interval: the DNS discovery update interval.
Thanos Store Gateway supports a “caching bucket” with chunks and metadata caching to speed up loading of chunks from TSDB blocks. To configure caching, one needs to use
--store.caching-bucket.config=<yaml content> or
Currently only memcached “backend” is supported:
type: MEMCACHED # Case-insensitive config: addresses: - localhost:11211 chunk_subrange_size: 16000 max_chunks_get_range_requests: 3 chunk_object_attrs_ttl: 24h chunk_subrange_ttl: 24h blocks_iter_ttl: 5m metafile_exists_ttl: 2h metafile_doesnt_exist_ttl: 15m metafile_content_ttl: 24h metafile_max_size: 1MiB
config field for memcached supports all the same configuration as memcached for index cache.
Additional options to configure various aspects of chunks cache are available:
chunk_subrange_size: size of segment of chunks object that is stored to the cache. This is the smallest unit that chunks cache is working with.
max_chunks_get_range_requests: how many “get range” sub-requests may cache perform to fetch missing subranges.
chunk_object_attrs_ttl: how long to keep information about chunk file attributes (e.g. size) in the cache.
chunk_subrange_ttl: how long to keep individual subranges in the cache.
Following options are used for metadata caching (meta.json files, deletion mark files, iteration result):
blocks_iter_ttl: how long to cache result of iterating blocks.
metafile_exists_ttl: how long to cache information about whether meta.json or deletion mark file exists.
metafile_doesnt_exist_ttl: how long to cache information about whether meta.json or deletion mark file doesn’t exist.
metafile_content_ttl: how long to cache content of meta.json and deletion mark files.
metafile_max_size: maximum size of cached meta.json and deletion mark file. Larger files are not cached.
Note that chunks and metadata cache is an experimental feature, and these fields may be renamed or removed completely in the future.
In order to query series inside blocks from object storage, Store Gateway has to know certain initial info from each block index. In order to achieve so, on startup the Gateway builds an
index-header for each block and stores it on local disk; such
index-header is build downloading specific pieces of original block’s index, stored on local disk and then mmaped and used by Store Gateway.
For more information, please refer to the Binary index-header operational guide.