What is the recommend procedure to upgrade a large grafana instance from v 4.0.1 to 9.4

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

  • What are you trying to achieve?
    upgrade to v9.4

  • How are you trying to achieve it?
    Not sure how to do this

  • What happened?

  • 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?

I would go with one version upgrade at a time. What operating system is this deployed in?

wow 4.0.1? Was that pre-beta grafana?


Are you using sqlite back end or something else?


There is a technology stack changed somewhere starting from version as the Frontend started to use Typescript and Backend is on GoLang

It will be expected that with other minor problems/issues you will also notice warnings and errors that Dashboard is not supported etc and the reason is above :point_up_2:

I would very highly recommend to perform the upgrade on a dev machine instead on the production one and create all the backup for both the database and also your Dashboards with each incremental update (as @yosiasz already suggested).

This way you which was the last version and where things totally cannot go forward.

Good luck with the upgrade :+1: