How to run multiple versions of Grafana on Windows

For anyone that might find this useful.

For learning purposes, testing, upgrades etc, in windows I use the following method to spin up different instances of grafana

  • I download the zip file
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  • Extract the zip file

  • Move the extracted folder to my C:\Program Files

  • Modify the default.ini in the config folder
    I match the port to the version of the install
    http_port = 3902
    This one is for version 9.0.2

  • using nssm (https://nssm.cc/) I run the following command
    nssm install _grafana.9.0.2
    Adding the _ underscore helps it bubble up to in Services

  • Then start that service

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Thanks @yosiasz :slight_smile:

This is indeed helpful for Windows users while doing testing !!

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