Exporting Kibana Dashboards and visualisations

  1. Open Kibana

  2. Visit the saved objects section accessed via Management > Stack Management, all the dashboards and visualisations should be listed here

  3. Select the objects you wish to export and choose Export from the top-right menu

Importing Kibana Dashboards and visualisations

  1. Open Kibana

  2. Visit the Saved Objects section accessed via Management > Stack Management

  3. In the top-right menu you should see Import, which should allow you to upload an exported JSON/ndjson file

Moving between different versions of ELK

In some cases exporting and importing Kibana objects may not always reimport successfully. However, this is rare. Along as you always have an export it can be quite simple to recreate the objects using your exported data. For example;

  • Dashboards may not import cleanly on a different version of Kibana

  • You may find that data field names are not the same on a different ELK stack and data is not in the required format for a visualisation to display correctly.

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