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Grafana is an open-source platform for monitoring and observability. Grafana allows you to query, visualize, alert on and understand your metrics no matter where they are stored.


When installing the Grafana container, the installer will install under the appdata directory as the root user and you will see errors as such:

mkdir: cannot create directory '/var/lib/grafana/plugins': Permission denied, GF_PATHS_DATA='/var/lib/grafana' is not writable.

However once it is installed you can change the owner/group of it to whatever is required. Run the following command to fix it:

sudo chown -R $USER:$USER ~/.config/appdata/grafana

Restart your container by running:

docker restart grafana