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InstallationRestart Grafana

Restart Grafana

Users often need to restart Grafana after they have made configuration changes. This topic provides detailed instructions on how to restart Grafana supported operating systems.


To restart Grafana:

  1. Open the Services app.
  2. Right-click on the Grafana service.
  3. In the context menu, click Restart.


Restart methods differ depending on whether you installed Grafana using Homebrew or as standalone macOS binaries.

Restart Grafana using Homebrew

Use the Homebrew restart command:

brew services restart grafana

Restart standalone macOS binaries

To restart Grafana:

  1. Open a terminal and go to the directory where you copied the install setup files.
  2. Run the command:
./bin/grafana-server web


Restart methods differ depending on whether your Linux system uses systemd or init.d.

Restart the server with systemd

To restart the service and verify that the service has started, run the following commands:

sudo systemctl restart grafana-server
sudo systemctl status grafana-server

Alternately, you can configure the Grafana server to restart at boot:

sudo systemctl enable grafana-server.service

Note: SUSE or OpenSUSE users may need to start the server with the systemd method, then use the init.d method to configure Grafana to start at boot.

Restart the server with init.d

To restart the service, run the following command:

sudo service grafana-server restart


sudo /etc/init.d/grafana-server restart

Verify the status:

sudo service grafana-server status


sudo /etc/init.d/grafana-server status

Alternately, you can configure the Grafana server to restart at boot:

sudo update-rc.d grafana-server defaults


To restart the Grafana service, use the docker restart command.

docker restart grafana

Alternately, you can use the docker compose restart command to restart Grafana. For more information, refer to docker compose documentation.

Docker compose example

Configure your docker-compose.yml file. For example:

  image: grafana/grafana:latest
    - "3000:3000"
    - TERM=linux
    - GF_INSTALL_PLUGINS=grafana-clock-panel,grafana-piechart-panel,grafana-polystat-panel

Start the Grafana server:

docker-compose up

This starts the Grafana server along with the three plugins specified in the YAML file.

To restart the running container, use this command:

docker-compose restart grafana