Moving a dashboard to another Looker instance

Looking for a way to move dashboards across instances? Check out Gazer, a command line tool that migrates content between instances.

If you have multiple Looker instances in your development lifecycle, you may want to move dashboards across those instances. To do this, save your dashboards as LookML dashboards and migrate them using your Git repository. The process is as follows:

  1. If your dashboard is not already a LookML dashboard, create a LookML copy of your user-defined dashboard.
  2. Deploy your data model to production on the first instance, and follow your chosen process for deploying that model to the next instance in your deployment lifecycle. (The Git Workflow Using One Repository Across Multiple Instances — Development, Staging, and Production Community post describes one option for setting that up.)
  3. On your second instance, you will see your dashboard saved in the LookML dashboards folder.
  4. Optionally, you can convert the LookML dashboard back to a user-defined dashboard on the second instance.