Installation and operation overview

The birth, care, and feeding of your Metabase.

Installing Metabase

Start here.

Running the Jar File

The simplest and most basic way of running Metabase.

Running on Docker

If you prefer to use a Docker container, we’ve got you covered.

Metabase Cloud

Our official hosted version, Metabase Cloud. All you need to do is sign up for a free trial, and you’re off to the races.

Other installation options

We recommend that you deploy Metabase using a service and cloud provider that you’re familiar with. Below are some example setups:

Building Metabase from source

To run a development branch of Metabase, check out our developer’s guide.

Backing up Metabase application data

How to back up your Metabase data: questions, dashboards, and other application data.

Upgrading Metabase

How to safely upgrade your Metabase.

Migrating from H2

If you started using Metabase with the default, H2 application database, here’s how to migrate your data to a production-ready database.

Creating an RDS database on AWS

How to use an RDS instance as your application database.

Monitoring your metabase

Monitor your Metabase with JMX.

Observability with Prometheus

Export Metabase metrics for viewing with Prometheus.

Supported browsers

Rest in peace, Internet Explorer.

If you’d like more technical resources to set up your data stack with Metabase, connect with a Metabase Expert.

Read docs for other versions of Metabase.

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