Can i install Grafana on a Data Disk on Cloud(Azure). Using a Binary on RHEL VM

  • What Grafana version and what operating system are you using?
    grafana-9.1.5-1 & RHEL 7.9
  • What are you trying to achieve?
    Trying to see options to install Grafana on a data disk instead of root disk on a Cloud Azure VM.
    Thisi s to achive VM image rotation so that if i swap the VM image all my installation will be saved on data disk and can be used with new IMAGE
  • How are you trying to achieve it?
    Trying to run the apckage this way on data disk.

./bin/grafana-server web

  • What happened?
    The installation is stuck here.

[root@azsvc-eastus2-nprd-prometheus-grafana-vm-1 grafana-9.1.5]# ./bin/grafana-server web
Grafana server is running with elevated privileges. This is not recommended
INFO [09-15|16:02:25] Starting Grafana logger=settings version=9.1.5 commit=df015a9301 branch=HEAD compiled=2022-09-12T17:19:23Z
INFO [09-15|16:02:25] Config loaded from logger=settings file=/prometheus-datadisk/grafana/grafana-9.1.5/conf/defaults.ini
INFO [09-15|16:02:25] Path Home logger=settings path=/prometheus-datadisk/grafana/grafana-9.1.5
INFO [09-15|16:02:25] Path Data logger=settings path=/prometheus-datadisk/grafana/grafana-9.1.5/data
INFO [09-15|16:02:25] Path Logs logger=settings path=/prometheus-datadisk/grafana/grafana-9.1.5/data/log
INFO [09-15|16:02:25] Path Plugins logger=settings path=/prometheus-datadisk/grafana/grafana-9.1.5/data/plugins
INFO [09-15|16:02:25] Path Provisioning logger=settings path=/prometheus-datadisk/grafana/grafana-9.1.5/conf/provisioning
INFO [09-15|16:02:25] App mode production logger=settings
INFO [09-15|16:02:25] Connecting to DB logger=sqlstore dbtype=sqlite3
WARN [09-15|16:02:25] SQLite database file has broader permissions than it should logger=sqlstore path=/prometheus-datadisk/grafana/grafana-9.1.5/data/grafana.db mode=-rw-rw-rw- expected=-rw-r-----
INFO [09-15|16:02:25] Starting DB migrations logger=migrator
INFO [09-15|16:02:25] migrations completed logger=migrator performed=0 skipped=443 duration=560.205┬Ás
INFO [09-15|16:02:25] Plugin registered logger=plugin.manager pluginId=input
WARN [09-15|16:02:25] Skipping finding plugins as directory does not exist logger=plugin.finder path=/prometheus-datadisk/grafana/grafana-9.1.5/data/plugins
INFO [09-15|16:02:25] Envelope encryption state logger=secrets enabled=true current provider=secretKey.v1
INFO [09-15|16:02:25] Query Service initialization logger=query_data
INFO [09-15|16:02:25] Live Push Gateway initialization logger=live.push_http
INFO [09-15|16:02:25] starting logger=ticker first_tick=2022-09-15T16:02:30Z
INFO [09-15|16:02:26] registering usage stat providers logger=infra.usagestats.collector usageStatsProvidersLen=2
INFO [09-15|16:02:26] starting to provision alerting logger=provisioning.alerting
INFO [09-15|16:02:26] finished to provision alerting logger=provisioning.alerting
INFO [09-15|16:02:26] storage starting logger=grafanaStorageLogger
INFO [09-15|16:02:26] warming cache for startup logger=ngalert
INFO [09-15|16:02:26] starting MultiOrg Alertmanager logger=ngalert.multiorg.alertmanager
INFO [09-15|16:02:26] HTTP Server Listen logger=http.server address=[::]:3000 protocol=http subUrl= socket=

  • What did you expect to happen?
    Not sure what are the next steps to use Grafana or start Grafana

  • Can you copy/paste the configuration(s) that you are having problems with?

  • Did you receive any errors in the Grafana UI or in related logs? If so, please tell us exactly what they were.

  • Did you follow any online instructions? If so, what is the URL?
    Install on RPM-based Linux | Grafana documentation