mkdir cannot create directory var lib grafana plugins Permission denied

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Hi Guys,

I am trying to launch a docker container for Grafana. But I am getting the below error.

$ docker run -d -p 3000:3000 --user grafana --name grafana -e "GF_SECURITY_ADMIN_PASSWORD=changeme" -v /grafana_db:/var/lib/grafana grafana/grafana
GF_PATHS_DATA='/var/lib/grafana' is not writable. You may have issues with file permissions, more information here: http://docs.grafana.org/installation/docker/#migration-from-a-previous-version-of-the-docker-container-to-5-1-or-later mkdir: cannot create directory '/var/lib/grafana/plugins': Permission denied
Sep 7, 2020 in Docker by akhtar
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Hi@akhtar,

You are getting this error because Grafana needs a user that has 472 user ID. But you have not set the permissions for user/group 472. You have set the permission for Grafana user. So make changes and rerun your command. You can use the below command to set the permissions.

$ sudo chown -R 472:472 /mnt/data/grafana/
answered Sep 7, 2020 by MD
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