Installing using Docker

2.0.2 -> 2.1.0 Upgrade NOTICE! The data and log paths were not correct in the previous image. The grafana database was placed by default in /usr/share/grafana/data instead of the correct path /var/lib/grafana. This means it was not in a dir that was marked as a volume. So if you remove the container it will remove the grafana database. So before updating make sure you copy the /usr/share/grafana/data path from inside the container to the host.

Install from official docker image

Grafana has an official Docker container.

$ docker run -i -p 3000:3000 grafana/grafana

All Grafana configuration settings can be defined using environment variables, this is especially useful when using the above container.

Docker volumes & ENV config

The Docker container exposes two volumes, the sqlite3 database in the folder /var/lib/grafana and configuration files is in /etc/grafana/ folder. You can map these volumes to host folders when you start the container:

$ docker run -d -p 3000:3000 \
    -v /var/lib/grafana:/var/lib/grafana \

In the above example I map the data folder and sets a configuration option via an ENV instruction.


The back-end web server has a number of configuration options. Go the Configuration page for details on all those options.