Grafana-server.service: Start request repeated too quickly

  • What Grafana version and what operating system are you using?
    grafana-enterprise_9.0.6_amd64.deb
    ubuntu 20.04LTS

  • What are you trying to achieve?
    start garafana server

  • How are you trying to achieve it?

  • install grafana from https://dl.grafana.com/enterprise/release/grafana-enterprise_9.0.6_amd64.deb

  • sudo dpkg -i grafana-enterprise_9.0.6_amd64.deb

  • sudo /bin/systemctl start grafana-server

  • What happened?
    when checking the grafana server status from systemctl
    got this,

systemctl status grafana-server
● grafana-server.service - Grafana instance
Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/grafana-server.service; disabled; vendor preset: enabled)
Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Thu 2022-08-04 02:30:39 +0530; 679ms ago
Docs: http://docs.grafana.org
Process: 48912 ExecStart=/usr/sbin/grafana-server --config=${CONF_FILE} --pidfile=${PID_FILE_DIR}/grafana-server.pid --packaging=deb cfg:default.paths.logs=${LOG_DIR} cfg:default.paths.data=${DATA_DIR} cfg:>
Main PID: 48912 (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)

Aug 04 02:30:39 lap-L systemd[1]: grafana-server.service: Scheduled restart job, restart counter is at 5.
Aug 04 02:30:39 lap-L systemd[1]: Stopped Grafana instance.
Aug 04 02:30:39 lap-L systemd[1]: grafana-server.service: Start request repeated too quickly.
Aug 04 02:30:39 lap-L systemd[1]: grafana-server.service: Failed with result ‘exit-code’.
Aug 04 02:30:39 lap-L systemd[1]: Failed to start Grafana instance.

  • What did you expect to happen?
    grafana server start and show running status on systemctl

  • Can you copy/paste the configuration(s) that you are having problems with?
    don’t know

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

systemctl status grafana-server
● grafana-server.service - Grafana instance
     Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/grafana-server.service; disabled; vendor preset: enabled)
     Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Thu 2022-08-04 02:30:39 +0530; 679ms ago
       Docs: http://docs.grafana.org
    Process: 48912 ExecStart=/usr/sbin/grafana-server --config=${CONF_FILE} --pidfile=${PID_FILE_DIR}/grafana-server.pid --packaging=deb cfg:default.paths.logs=${LOG_DIR} cfg:default.paths.data=${DATA_DIR} cfg:>
   Main PID: 48912 (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)

Aug 04 02:30:39 lap-L systemd[1]: grafana-server.service: Scheduled restart job, restart counter is at 5.
Aug 04 02:30:39 lap-L systemd[1]: Stopped Grafana instance.
Aug 04 02:30:39 lap-L systemd[1]: grafana-server.service: Start request repeated too quickly.
Aug 04 02:30:39 lap-L systemd[1]: grafana-server.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.
Aug 04 02:30:39 lap-L systemd[1]: Failed to start Grafana instance.

  • Did you follow any online instructions? If so, what is the URL?
    Grafana official web site

@yahampath this looks similar to an issue we saw and fixed in 8.5.1 - grafana-server doesn't start after recent update to 8.5.0 on openhabian · Issue #48130 · grafana/grafana · GitHub

Another user has reported seeing it recently, so I’ve asked what release they’re on. I’d suggest opening a new issue for this in our grafana repo

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