After you tar you will install it with dpkg.
It will probably get started automatically at that point.
But if you want to start it/restart/stop just

sudo service influxd start (or restart or stop)

by default I believe the server will be available for http: requests on 
port 8086

i would encourage you to also install something like grafana to pull data 
from influxdb, but you can roll your own with http requests

to work with the database interactively, use the CLI (command line 

just type 

$ influx

here's a few commands to get you started

Influx> create database test1
Influx> insert cars,vin=3948579834 year=2015,color='Green',mileage=15
Influx> select * from cars

Good luck.

On Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 7:39:27 AM UTC-5, EBRAddict wrote:
> Hi,
> I'd like to try InfluxDB on a Raspberry Pi 3 for a mobile sensor project. 
> Currently it's logging ~50 data points every 200ms to a USB flash drive 
> text file but I want to ramp that up to 200 every 10ms, or however fast I 
> can push data from the microcontrollers to the Pi.
> I downloaded and uncompressed the ARM binaries using the instructions on 
> the InfluxDB download page:
> wget 
> tar xvfz influxdb-1.0.2_linux_armhf.tar.gz
> What are the next steps? I'm not a Linux guy but I can follow directions 
> if someone could point me to them. I'd like to configure the service(s) to 
> run at startup automatically and be accessible for querying by any logged 
> in user (it's a closed system).
> Thanks.

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