Can I use remote_write to a self hosted instance of grafana and not grafana cloud, or is there a alternative?

  • What Grafana version and what operating system are you using?

    Grafana version 9.1.0

  • What are you trying to achieve?
    I would like to use the remote_write option, or some other way to do it, so that I can set up a prometheus source that is running locally at my house, on a grafana instance that is running on my free oracle cloud server, so that I can view the grafana dashboard from anywhere without having to port foward.

  • How are you trying to achieve it?
    I got everything working on grafana cloud, but I would like to self host grafana instead so I don’t have to deal with the 14 day retention. I could not find any information on how to do this, except for port fowarding the port that prometheus uses, which I cannot do.

  • What happened?
    I could not find anything online about how to do this.

  • What did you expect to happen?

  • 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?

If you can put your local Prometheus behind a public DNS, you can remote write data from Oracle Prometheus to Local Prometheus.

Doc : Feature flags | Prometheus

That “remote_write” is Mimir (“better Prometheus”) = deploy&configure Mimir on your server - Grafana Mimir | Grafana Labs

Thank you! so if I understand, I just install mimir on to oracle and then I can use remote_write?