Troubleshooting & Solutions

The Google Cloud Datalab team will update this page with solutions based on user experience and requests. See the Support page for additional help.

Migrating notebooks to Vertex AI Workbench

To migrate a Datalab notebook file to Vertex AI Workbench, complete the following:

  1. Open your Datalab instance, and save a local copy of your notebook file.

  2. Choose the type of Vertex AI Workbench notebook instance that you want to migrate to. You can create a managed notebooks instance or a user-managed notebooks instance. To learn more, see Choose a notebook solution.

  3. Create an instance using one of the following methods:

  4. On the instance that you just created, open JupyterLab.

  5. In JupyterLab, click the Upload Files button, and complete the dialog to upload a notebook file.

Updating to a new Cloud Datalab version

See Updating the Cloud Datalab VM without deleting the notebooks disk.

Slow performance

You can see Cloud Datalab resources in use by clicking on the Running Sessions button in the Datalab menu bar. If you have kernels running for notebooks that you are not using, close them to free up memory and any associated CPU resources. You may also want to try a different machine type to improve performance (see Choosing a VM machine type).