Upgrade to 8.2.4 failing to load

Not if any of these tags apply. Happy to change them if better suggestions.

  • What Grafana version and what operating system are you using?
    v8.2.4 on Debian 10 (buster)

  • What are you trying to achieve?
    Upgrade from 7.x (don’t recall exact previous version, sorry)

  • How are you trying to achieve it?
    Per the website, downloaded the latest 8.2.4 package then ran:

sudo dpkg -i grafana_<version>_amd64.deb
Using the actual filename, not . Also ran as suggested:
grafana-cli plugins update-all

  • What happened?
    The web UI won’t load, connection is refused. Checking ss shows that port 3000 isn’t in use. Ufw shows 3000 is open to any, as are other ports. Nmap shows 3000 as closed, supporting the ufw configuration.

Systemd shows running, but the status log is always changing. Running tail on the grafana.log seems to show it stuck in an infinite loop with the following:

# tail /var/log/grafana/grafana.log -F
t=2021-11-17T09:20:29-0600 lvl=info msg="Validated license token" logger=licensing appURL=https://localhost:3000/ source=disk status=NotFound
t=2021-11-17T09:20:29-0600 lvl=info msg="Starting plugin search" logger=plugins
t=2021-11-17T09:20:31-0600 lvl=warn msg="The following files were not included in the signature" logger=plugins plugin=input files=[LICENSE]
t=2021-11-17T09:20:33-0600 lvl=warn msg="[Deprecated] the configuration setting 'login_maximum_inactive_lifetime_days' is deprecated, please use 'login_maximum_inactive_lifetime_duration' instead" logger=settings
t=2021-11-17T09:20:33-0600 lvl=warn msg="[Deprecated] the configuration setting 'login_maximum_lifetime_days' is deprecated, please use 'login_maximum_lifetime_duration' instead" logger=settings
t=2021-11-17T09:20:33-0600 lvl=warn msg="falling back to legacy setting of 'min_interval_seconds'; please use the configuration option in the `unified_alerting` section if Grafana 8 alerts are enabled." logger=settings
t=2021-11-17T09:20:33-0600 lvl=warn msg="falling back to legacy setting of 'min_interval_seconds'; please use the configuration option in the `unified_alerting` section if Grafana 8 alerts are enabled." logger=settings
t=2021-11-17T09:20:33-0600 lvl=info msg="Config loaded from" logger=settings file=/usr/share/grafana/conf/defaults.ini
t=2021-11-17T09:20:33-0600 lvl=info msg="Config loaded from" logger=settings file=/etc/grafana/grafana.ini
t=2021-11-17T09:20:33-0600 lvl=info msg="Config overridden from command line" logger=settings arg="default.paths.data=/var/lib/grafana"
t=2021-11-17T09:20:33-0600 lvl=info msg="Config overridden from command line" logger=settings arg="default.paths.logs=/var/log/grafana"
t=2021-11-17T09:20:33-0600 lvl=info msg="Config overridden from command line" logger=settings arg="default.paths.plugins=/var/lib/grafana/plugins"
t=2021-11-17T09:20:33-0600 lvl=info msg="Config overridden from command line" logger=settings arg="default.paths.provisioning=/etc/grafana/provisioning"
t=2021-11-17T09:20:33-0600 lvl=info msg="Path Home" logger=settings path=/usr/share/grafana
t=2021-11-17T09:20:33-0600 lvl=info msg="Path Data" logger=settings path=/var/lib/grafana
t=2021-11-17T09:20:33-0600 lvl=info msg="Path Logs" logger=settings path=/var/log/grafana
t=2021-11-17T09:20:33-0600 lvl=info msg="Path Plugins" logger=settings path=/var/lib/grafana/plugins
t=2021-11-17T09:20:33-0600 lvl=info msg="Path Provisioning" logger=settings path=/etc/grafana/provisioning
t=2021-11-17T09:20:33-0600 lvl=info msg="App mode production" logger=settings
t=2021-11-17T09:20:33-0600 lvl=info msg="Connecting to DB" logger=sqlstore dbtype=sqlite3
t=2021-11-17T09:20:33-0600 lvl=info msg="Starting DB migrations" logger=migrator
t=2021-11-17T09:20:33-0600 lvl=info msg="migrations completed" logger=migrator performed=0 skipped=431 duration=1.341324ms

I’m a bit confused, both /etc/grafana/grafana.ini and /usr/share/grafana/conf/defaults.ini are used according to the logs?

  • What did you expect to happen?
    Automagic upgrades, though ‘expect’ might be a bit strong of a word :wink:

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

##################### Grafana Configuration Example #####################
#
# Everything has defaults so you only need to uncomment things you want to
# change

# possible values : production, development
;app_mode = production

# instance name, defaults to HOSTNAME environment variable value or hostname if HOSTNAME var is empty
;instance_name = ${HOSTNAME}

#################################### Paths ####################################
[paths]
# Path to where grafana can store temp files, sessions, and the sqlite3 db (if that is used)
;data = /var/lib/grafana

# Temporary files in `data` directory older than given duration will be removed
;temp_data_lifetime = 24h

# Directory where grafana can store logs
;logs = /var/log/grafana

# Directory where grafana will automatically scan and look for plugins
;plugins = /var/lib/grafana/plugins

# folder that contains provisioning config files that grafana will apply on startup and while running.
;provisioning = conf/provisioning

#################################### Server ####################################
[server]
# Protocol (http, https, h2, socket)
protocol = https

# The ip address to bind to, empty will bind to all interfaces
#http_addr = 

# The http port  to use
http_port = 3000

# The public facing domain name used to access grafana from a browser
;domain = localhost

# Redirect to correct domain if host header does not match domain
# Prevents DNS rebinding attacks
;enforce_domain = false

# The full public facing url you use in browser, used for redirects and emails
# If you use reverse proxy and sub path specify full url (with sub path)
;root_url = %(protocol)s://%(domain)s:%(http_port)s/

# Serve Grafana from subpath specified in `root_url` setting. By default it is set to `false` for compatibility reasons.
;serve_from_sub_path = false

# Log web requests
;router_logging = false

# the path relative working path
;static_root_path = public

# enable gzip
;enable_gzip = false

# https certs & key file
cert_file = /etc/grafana/cert.pem
cert_key = /etc/grafana/key.pem

# Unix socket path
;socket =

#################################### Database ####################################
[database]
# You can configure the database connection by specifying type, host, name, user and password
# as separate properties or as on string using the url properties.

# Either "mysql", "postgres" or "sqlite3", it's your choice
;type = sqlite3
;host = 127.0.0.1:3306
;name = grafana
;user = root
# If the password contains # or ; you have to wrap it with triple quotes. Ex """#password;"""
;password =

# Use either URL or the previous fields to configure the database
# Example: mysql://user:secret@host:port/database
;url =

# For "postgres" only, either "disable", "require" or "verify-full"
;ssl_mode = disable

;ca_cert_path =
;client_key_path =
;client_cert_path =
;server_cert_name =

# For "sqlite3" only, path relative to data_path setting
;path = grafana.db

# Max idle conn setting default is 2
;max_idle_conn = 2

# Max conn setting default is 0 (mean not set)
;max_open_conn =

# Connection Max Lifetime default is 14400 (means 14400 seconds or 4 hours)
;conn_max_lifetime = 14400

# Set to true to log the sql calls and execution times.
;log_queries =

# For "sqlite3" only. cache mode setting used for connecting to the database. (private, shared)
;cache_mode = private

#################################### Cache server #############################
[remote_cache]
# Either "redis", "memcached" or "database" default is "database"
;type = database

# cache connectionstring options
# database: will use Grafana primary database.
# redis: config like redis server e.g. `addr=127.0.0.1:6379,pool_size=100,db=0,ssl=false`. Only addr is required. ssl may be 'true', 'false', or 'insecure'.
# memcache: 127.0.0.1:11211
;connstr =

#################################### Data proxy ###########################
[dataproxy]

# This enables data proxy logging, default is false
;logging = false

# How long the data proxy should wait before timing out default is 30 (seconds)
;timeout = 30

# If enabled and user is not anonymous, data proxy will add X-Grafana-User header with username into the request, default is false.
;send_user_header = false

#################################### Analytics ####################################
[analytics]
# Server reporting, sends usage counters to stats.grafana.org every 24 hours.
# No ip addresses are being tracked, only simple counters to track
# running instances, dashboard and error counts. It is very helpful to us.
# Change this option to false to disable reporting.
;reporting_enabled = true

# Set to false to disable all checks to https://grafana.net
# for new vesions (grafana itself and plugins), check is used
# in some UI views to notify that grafana or plugin update exists
# This option does not cause any auto updates, nor send any information
# only a GET request to http://grafana.com to get latest versions
;check_for_updates = true

# Google Analytics universal tracking code, only enabled if you specify an id here
;google_analytics_ua_id =

# Google Tag Manager ID, only enabled if you specify an id here
;google_tag_manager_id =

#################################### Security ####################################
[security]
#allow_embedding=true
# disable creation of admin user on first start of grafana
;disable_initial_admin_creation = false

# default admin user, created on startup
#admin_user = admin

# default admin password, can be changed before first start of grafana,  or in profile settings
;admin_password = admin

# used for signing
;secret_key = SW2YcwTIb9zpOOhoPsMm

# disable gravatar profile images
;disable_gravatar = false

# data source proxy whitelist (ip_or_domain:port separated by spaces)
;data_source_proxy_whitelist =

# disable protection against brute force login attempts
;disable_brute_force_login_protection = false

# set to true if you host Grafana behind HTTPS. default is false.
;cookie_secure = false

# set cookie SameSite attribute. defaults to `lax`. can be set to "lax", "strict", "none" and "disabled"
;cookie_samesite = lax

# set to true if you want to allow browsers to render Grafana in a <frame>, <iframe>, <embed> or <object>. default is false.
;allow_embedding = false

# Set to true if you want to enable http strict transport security (HSTS) response header.
# This is only sent when HTTPS is enabled in this configuration.
# HSTS tells browsers that the site should only be accessed using HTTPS.
# The default version will change to true in the next minor release, 6.3.
;strict_transport_security = false

# Sets how long a browser should cache HSTS. Only applied if strict_transport_security is enabled.
;strict_transport_security_max_age_seconds = 86400

# Set to true if to enable HSTS preloading option. Only applied if strict_transport_security is enabled.
;strict_transport_security_preload = false

# Set to true if to enable the HSTS includeSubDomains option. Only applied if strict_transport_security is enabled.
;strict_transport_security_subdomains = false

# Set to true to enable the X-Content-Type-Options response header.
# The X-Content-Type-Options response HTTP header is a marker used by the server to indicate that the MIME types advertised
# in the Content-Type headers should not be changed and be followed. The default will change to true in the next minor release, 6.3.
;x_content_type_options = false

# Set to true to enable the X-XSS-Protection header, which tells browsers to stop pages from loading
# when they detect reflected cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks. The default will change to true in the next minor release, 6.3.
;x_xss_protection = false

#################################### Snapshots ###########################
[snapshots]
# snapshot sharing options
;external_enabled = true
;external_snapshot_url = https://snapshots-origin.raintank.io
;external_snapshot_name = Publish to snapshot.raintank.io

# Set to true to enable this Grafana instance act as an external snapshot server and allow unauthenticated requests for
# creating and deleting snapshots.
;public_mode = false

# remove expired snapshot
;snapshot_remove_expired = true

#################################### Dashboards History ##################
[dashboards]
# Number dashboard versions to keep (per dashboard). Default: 20, Minimum: 1
;versions_to_keep = 20

# Minimum dashboard refresh interval. When set, this will restrict users to set the refresh interval of a dashboard lower than given interval. Per default this is 5 seconds.
# The interval string is a possibly signed sequence of decimal numbers, followed by a unit suffix (ms, s, m, h, d), e.g. 30s or 1m.
;min_refresh_interval = 5s

#################################### Users ###############################
[users]
# disable user signup / registration
allow_sign_up = false

# Allow non admin users to create organizations
;allow_org_create = true

# Set to true to automatically assign new users to the default organization (id 1)
;auto_assign_org = true

# Set this value to automatically add new users to the provided organization (if auto_assign_org above is set to true)
;auto_assign_org_id = 1

# Default role new users will be automatically assigned (if disabled above is set to true)
;auto_assign_org_role = Viewer

# Require email validation before sign up completes
;verify_email_enabled = false

# Background text for the user field on the login page
;login_hint = email or username
;password_hint = password

# Default UI theme ("dark" or "light")
;default_theme = dark

# External user management, these options affect the organization users view
;external_manage_link_url =
;external_manage_link_name =
;external_manage_info =

# Viewers can edit/inspect dashboard settings in the browser. But not save the dashboard.
;viewers_can_edit = false

# Editors can administrate dashboard, folders and teams they create
;editors_can_admin = false

[auth]
# Login cookie name
;login_cookie_name = grafana_session

# The lifetime (days) an authenticated user can be inactive before being required to login at next visit. Default is 7 days,
login_maximum_inactive_lifetime_days = 7

# The maximum lifetime (days) an authenticated user can be logged in since login time before being required to login. Default is 30 days.
login_maximum_lifetime_days = 30

# How often should auth tokens be rotated for authenticated users when being active. The default is each 10 minutes.
token_rotation_interval_minutes = 1440

# Set to true to disable (hide) the login form, useful if you use OAuth, defaults to false
;disable_login_form = false

# Set to true to disable the signout link in the side menu. useful if you use auth.proxy, defaults to false
;disable_signout_menu = false

# URL to redirect the user to after sign out
;signout_redirect_url =

# Set to true to attempt login with OAuth automatically, skipping the login screen.
# This setting is ignored if multiple OAuth providers are configured.
;oauth_auto_login = false

# OAuth state max age cookie duration. Defaults to 60 seconds.
;oauth_state_cookie_max_age = 60

# limit of api_key seconds to live before expiration
;api_key_max_seconds_to_live = -1

#################################### Anonymous Auth ######################
[auth.anonymous]
# enable anonymous access
enabled = false

# specify organization name that should be used for unauthenticated users
org_name = Main Org.

# specify role for unauthenticated users
org_role = Viewer

#################################### Github Auth ##########################
[auth.github]
;enabled = false
;allow_sign_up = true
;client_id = some_id
;client_secret = some_secret
;scopes = user:email,read:org
;auth_url = https://github.com/login/oauth/authorize
;token_url = https://github.com/login/oauth/access_token
;api_url = https://api.github.com/user
;allowed_domains =
;team_ids =
;allowed_organizations =

#################################### GitLab Auth #########################
[auth.gitlab]
;enabled = false
;allow_sign_up = true
;client_id = some_id
;client_secret = some_secret
;scopes = api
;auth_url = https://gitlab.com/oauth/authorize
;token_url = https://gitlab.com/oauth/token
;api_url = https://gitlab.com/api/v4
;allowed_domains =
;allowed_groups =

#################################### Google Auth ##########################
[auth.google]
;enabled = false
;allow_sign_up = true
;client_id = some_client_id
;client_secret = some_client_secret
;scopes = https://www.googleapis.com/auth/userinfo.profile https://www.googleapis.com/auth/userinfo.email
;auth_url = https://accounts.google.com/o/oauth2/auth
;token_url = https://accounts.google.com/o/oauth2/token
;api_url = https://www.googleapis.com/oauth2/v1/userinfo
;allowed_domains =
;hosted_domain =

#################################### Grafana.com Auth ####################
[auth.grafana_com]
;enabled = false
;allow_sign_up = true
;client_id = some_id
;client_secret = some_secret
;scopes = user:email
;allowed_organizations =

#################################### Azure AD OAuth #######################
[auth.azuread]
;name = Azure AD
;enabled = false
;allow_sign_up = true
;client_id = some_client_id
;client_secret = some_client_secret
;scopes = openid email profile
;auth_url = https://login.microsoftonline.com/<tenant-id>/oauth2/v2.0/authorize
;token_url = https://login.microsoftonline.com/<tenant-id>/oauth2/v2.0/token
;allowed_domains =
;allowed_groups =

#################################### Okta OAuth #######################
[auth.okta]
;name = Okta
;enabled = false
;allow_sign_up = true
;client_id = some_id
;client_secret = some_secret
;scopes = openid profile email groups
;auth_url = https://<tenant-id>.okta.com/oauth2/v1/authorize
;token_url = https://<tenant-id>.okta.com/oauth2/v1/token
;api_url = https://<tenant-id>.okta.com/oauth2/v1/userinfo
;allowed_domains =
;allowed_groups =
;role_attribute_path =

#################################### Generic OAuth ##########################
[auth.generic_oauth]
;enabled = false
;name = OAuth
;allow_sign_up = true
;client_id = some_id
;client_secret = some_secret
;scopes = user:email,read:org
;email_attribute_name = email:primary
;email_attribute_path =
;auth_url = https://foo.bar/login/oauth/authorize
;token_url = https://foo.bar/login/oauth/access_token
;api_url = https://foo.bar/user
;allowed_domains =
;team_ids =
;allowed_organizations =
;role_attribute_path =
;tls_skip_verify_insecure = false
;tls_client_cert =
;tls_client_key =
;tls_client_ca =

#################################### Basic Auth ##########################
[auth.basic]
;enabled = true

#################################### Auth Proxy ##########################
[auth.proxy]
;enabled = false
;header_name = X-WEBAUTH-USER
;header_property = username
;auto_sign_up = true
;sync_ttl = 60
;whitelist = 192.168.1.1, 192.168.2.1
;headers = Email:X-User-Email, Name:X-User-Name
# Read the auth proxy docs for details on what the setting below enables
;enable_login_token = false

#################################### Auth LDAP ##########################
[auth.ldap]
;enabled = false
;config_file = /etc/grafana/ldap.toml
;allow_sign_up = true

# LDAP backround sync (Enterprise only)
# At 1 am every day
;sync_cron = "0 0 1 * * *"
;active_sync_enabled = true

#################################### SMTP / Emailing ##########################
[smtp]
;enabled = false
;host = localhost:25
;user =
# If the password contains # or ; you have to wrap it with triple quotes. Ex """#password;"""
;password =
;cert_file =
;key_file =
;skip_verify = false
;from_address = admin@grafana.localhost
;from_name = Grafana
# EHLO identity in SMTP dialog (defaults to instance_name)
;ehlo_identity = dashboard.example.com

[emails]
;welcome_email_on_sign_up = false
;templates_pattern = emails/*.html

#################################### Logging ##########################
[log]
# Either "console", "file", "syslog". Default is console and  file
# Use space to separate multiple modes, e.g. "console file"
;mode = console file

# Either "debug", "info", "warn", "error", "critical", default is "info"
;level = info

# optional settings to set different levels for specific loggers. Ex filters = sqlstore:debug
;filters =

# For "console" mode only
[log.console]
;level =

# log line format, valid options are text, console and json
;format = console

# For "file" mode only
[log.file]
;level =

# log line format, valid options are text, console and json
;format = text

# This enables automated log rotate(switch of following options), default is true
;log_rotate = true

# Max line number of single file, default is 1000000
;max_lines = 1000000

# Max size shift of single file, default is 28 means 1 << 28, 256MB
;max_size_shift = 28

# Segment log daily, default is true
;daily_rotate = true

# Expired days of log file(delete after max days), default is 7
;max_days = 7

[log.syslog]
;level =

# log line format, valid options are text, console and json
;format = text

# Syslog network type and address. This can be udp, tcp, or unix. If left blank, the default unix endpoints will be used.
;network =
;address =

# Syslog facility. user, daemon and local0 through local7 are valid.
;facility =

# Syslog tag. By default, the process' argv[0] is used.
;tag =

#################################### Usage Quotas ########################
[quota]
; enabled = false

#### set quotas to -1 to make unlimited. ####
# limit number of users per Org.
; org_user = 10

# limit number of dashboards per Org.
; org_dashboard = 100

# limit number of data_sources per Org.
; org_data_source = 10

# limit number of api_keys per Org.
; org_api_key = 10

# limit number of orgs a user can create.
; user_org = 10

# Global limit of users.
; global_user = -1

# global limit of orgs.
; global_org = -1

# global limit of dashboards
; global_dashboard = -1

# global limit of api_keys
; global_api_key = -1

# global limit on number of logged in users.
; global_session = -1

#################################### Alerting ############################
[alerting]
# Disable alerting engine & UI features
;enabled = true
# Makes it possible to turn off alert rule execution but alerting UI is visible
;execute_alerts = true

# Default setting for new alert rules. Defaults to categorize error and timeouts as alerting. (alerting, keep_state)
;error_or_timeout = alerting

# Default setting for how Grafana handles nodata or null values in alerting. (alerting, no_data, keep_state, ok)
;nodata_or_nullvalues = no_data

# Alert notifications can include images, but rendering many images at the same time can overload the server
# This limit will protect the server from render overloading and make sure notifications are sent out quickly
;concurrent_render_limit = 5


# Default setting for alert calculation timeout. Default value is 30
;evaluation_timeout_seconds = 30

# Default setting for alert notification timeout. Default value is 30
;notification_timeout_seconds = 30

# Default setting for max attempts to sending alert notifications. Default value is 3
;max_attempts = 3

# Makes it possible to enforce a minimal interval between evaluations, to reduce load on the backend
;min_interval_seconds = 1

#################################### Explore #############################
[explore]
# Enable the Explore section
;enabled = true

#################################### Internal Grafana Metrics ##########################
# Metrics available at HTTP API Url /metrics
[metrics]
# Disable / Enable internal metrics
;enabled           = true
# Graphite Publish interval
;interval_seconds  = 10
# Disable total stats (stat_totals_*) metrics to be generated
;disable_total_stats = false

#If both are set, basic auth will be required for the metrics endpoint.
; basic_auth_username =
; basic_auth_password =

# Send internal metrics to Graphite
[metrics.graphite]
# Enable by setting the address setting (ex localhost:2003)
;address =
;prefix = prod.grafana.%(instance_name)s.

#################################### Grafana.com integration  ##########################
# Url used to import dashboards directly from Grafana.com
[grafana_com]
;url = https://grafana.com

#################################### Distributed tracing ############
[tracing.jaeger]
# Enable by setting the address sending traces to jaeger (ex localhost:6831)
;address = localhost:6831
# Tag that will always be included in when creating new spans. ex (tag1:value1,tag2:value2)
;always_included_tag = tag1:value1
# Type specifies the type of the sampler: const, probabilistic, rateLimiting, or remote
;sampler_type = const
# jaeger samplerconfig param
# for "const" sampler, 0 or 1 for always false/true respectively
# for "probabilistic" sampler, a probability between 0 and 1
# for "rateLimiting" sampler, the number of spans per second
# for "remote" sampler, param is the same as for "probabilistic"
# and indicates the initial sampling rate before the actual one
# is received from the mothership
;sampler_param = 1
# Whether or not to use Zipkin propagation (x-b3- HTTP headers).
;zipkin_propagation = false
# Setting this to true disables shared RPC spans.
# Not disabling is the most common setting when using Zipkin elsewhere in your infrastructure.
;disable_shared_zipkin_spans = false

#################################### External image storage ##########################
[external_image_storage]
# Used for uploading images to public servers so they can be included in slack/email messages.
# you can choose between (s3, webdav, gcs, azure_blob, local)
;provider =

[external_image_storage.s3]
;endpoint =
;path_style_access =
;bucket =
;region =
;path =
;access_key =
;secret_key =

[external_image_storage.webdav]
;url =
;public_url =
;username =
;password =

[external_image_storage.gcs]
;key_file =
;bucket =
;path =

[external_image_storage.azure_blob]
;account_name =
;account_key =
;container_name =

[external_image_storage.local]
# does not require any configuration

[rendering]
# Options to configure a remote HTTP image rendering service, e.g. using https://github.com/grafana/grafana-image-renderer.
# URL to a remote HTTP image renderer service, e.g. http://localhost:8081/render, will enable Grafana to render panels and dashboards to PNG-images using HTTP requests to an external service.
;server_url =
# If the remote HTTP image renderer service runs on a different server than the Grafana server you may have to configure this to a URL where Grafana is reachable, e.g. http://grafana.domain/.
;callback_url =
# Concurrent render request limit affects when the /render HTTP endpoint is used. Rendering many images at the same time can overload the server,
# which this setting can help protect against by only allowing a certain amount of concurrent requests.
;concurrent_render_request_limit = 30

[panels]
# If set to true Grafana will allow script tags in text panels. Not recommended as it enable XSS vulnerabilities.
;disable_sanitize_html = false

[plugins]
;enable_alpha = false
;app_tls_skip_verify_insecure = false
# Enter a comma-separated list of plugin identifiers to identify plugins that are allowed to be loaded even if they lack a valid signature.
;allow_loading_unsigned_plugins =

#################################### Grafana Image Renderer Plugin ##########################
##Cut for space; everything is commented out##

[enterprise]
##Cut for space; everything is commented out####

/usr/share/grafana/conf/defaults.ini looks like default config file. Too large to post for forum restrictions.

  • Did you receive any errors in the Grafana UI or in related logs? If so, please tell us exactly what they were.
    See logs from the ‘what happened’ section. I’ve tried copying defaults.ini to grafana.ini and vice versa, but in both situations, restarting the service via systemd fails with exit-code.

Baffling that the original 7.x grafan.ini needs to be in etc and the default.ini sample config needs to be in the /usr/share for systemd to run successfully with the unsuccessful infinite loop.

I’ve banged my head against the wall a good bit and been through a lot of forum posts. May be just easier to start fresh with Grafana? Not sure where to start with it if anyone has some good documentation on that.

Been using grafana 7 with Prometheus for about 6 months. Such an amazing set of tools, shoutout to everyone involved.

sorry you got snagged on the upgrade. Grafana 8 was the biggest leap between any two major versions. What linux Os/version are you using? Have you tried using apt to upgrade rather than manually grabbing the deb package? Is the db still working if you revert to your old version? Do you remember what version of 7 it was?

Re the quote above: what are you looking for documentation about?