One Grafana to Rule Them All
Grafana is one of the easiest tools to deploy, to review metrics and generate useful visualizations of data. At Foursquare, with many different teams and mergers, many instances of Grafana existed, hosting many different and unique dashboards, alerts, and data sources. With a goal of removing this data-siloing, we moved to bring all of this data into one, unified Grafana instance. This talk discusses the process we used for our migration, including the tooling built to perform our migrations, and the challenges and decisions we faced along the way, including issues migrating from older Grafana instances, as well as how we worked with redirecting old URLs and UIDs to the new instance.