Changing Grafana Database to MySQL

In this article you are going to learn steps for changing Grafana Database To Mysql. We will begin with learning to install Mysql database first. Post Mysql database is installed then we will change Grafana to use Mysql.

Installing MySQL Server

sudo rpm -ivh mysql57-community-release-el7-9.noarch.rpm
sudo yum install mysql-server

Starting MySQL Server

sudo systemctl start mysqld
sudo systemctl status mysqld
sudo grep 'temporary password' /var/log/mysqld.log

Creating a new database in MySQL Database

sudo mysql_secure_installation
create database grafanadb CREATE USER 'grafana'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'grafana';
GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON grafanadb.* TO 'grafana'@'localhost';

Making changes in Grafana Configuration File.

Open Grafana configuration file which is by default available at /etc/grafana/grafana.ini and change url of mysqldb as shown below:

url =mysql://grafana:grafana@localhost:3306/grafanadb

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