Tutorials on Metabase


#1

Hi,
I am new to Metabase. I have installed it on my Mac. I am creating Dashboards for my company. Metabase is very user friendly. I learnt that Metabase in Mac supports only one user. I would like to know if there any documentation on How to share dashboards created using Metabase to multiple users. The dashboard I create should be visible to all users and compatible with mobile and desktops. I would like to use some guidance.


#2

First step is to deploy it to a server of some kind. Could be Windows, Unix or some variant of Docker. Makes no difference to functionality which you choose.
Go for whichever of those 3 options you have experience of, then read the install documentation. Once it’s all running, migrate the Metabase internal database from H2 to Postgress or MySQL.


#3

Thank you. I hope we can also run Metabase on AWS as well. So for the confirmation, if I need to make it visible for multiple users, I have to host it on any server like AWS, Docker. And it is not possible to share my dashboard from my Mac. Is that right?


#4

I’ve no experience of the Mac stuff at all. Personally, I like a ‘proper’ OS like Windows or Linux, but I’m just old.
If you go the Docker route, just make sure you have a proper database or you’ll lose the lot when you upgrade. Plenty of comments about this bit on the forum and on the install docs.


#5

@Gayathri

Yes, the Mac App is to try out Metabase - or use it personally. If you want sharing or multiple users, then you should make setup a server.

Note that currently the Mac Application is not setup for shared use, so some Metabase features which involve the rest of your team won’t be possible.

https://www.metabase.com/docs/latest/operations-guide/running-the-metabase-mac-app.html