I am trying to upgrade a Grafana server from version 6.5.1 to 9.2, I have found a couple of articles saying it would be as simple as copying the custom/config.ini file and pasting it in the new version and then starting it but that seriously cant be so easy right?
Wondering if anyone can give me a step by step of how the heck I am meant to upgrade the server and keep all the labels/tags without having to replace them
What Grafana version and what operating system are you using?
I am currently using Grafana Version 6.5.1 on Windows 10 but the Grafana server is hosted on Windows Server 2016, winver version 14393.6085
What are you trying to achieve?
Just trying to update the server without losing data sources and tags/labels
I’d recommend reviewing the release notes and changelog so you know what changes have happened since Grafana 6.x. You’ll also want to back up the database that grafana uses and plugins in case you want to roll back.
In addition, @yosiasz has given really good advice to the community regarding this topic
here is one example (even though not Windows-centered)
Sorry for the late response. I followed your instructions word for word but when opening the Grafana server after overwriting the conf and data files it opens for a split second and closes instantly. Then checking to see if the new server version has booted and it hasn’t multiple times I have tried this.
are you working on the same server where 6.5 is on or a test server?
Also which step are you on? we wanted to first test things out one step at a time starting with grafana-7.5.17 Are you on step for grafana-7.5.17?