Upgrade to v0.36 from earlier versions (Kubernetes)

In the SigNoz version >=v0.36 i.e. SigNoz chart version >=v0.32.0 , we have added support for dot(.) in attribute names.

Ex:- Previously service.name was stored and queried as service_name , after this upgrade service.name will be supported.

Steps to run migration script:

📝 Note

It's recommended to run the migration script 10-15 mins after upgrading to v0.36 . You can also run this migration script multiple times.

First upgrade to v0.36

Follow the platform specific instructions to upgrade to 0.36 and above.

Note that the past exceptions/error data will not be visible on the new application until you run the migration script.

For Docker

docker run --name signoz-migrate --network clickhouse-setup_default \
  -it -d signoz/migrate:0.36 -host=clickhouse -port=9000

Steps to check logs:

docker logs -f signoz-migrate

In case of failure and have to run again, make sure to cleanup the container before running the migration script again.

docker stop signoz-migrate

docker rm signoz-migrate

For Docker Swarm

For Swarm, you could follow similar step to that of Docker. However, you would need to expose clickhouse container ports to host machine and use host machine IP i.e. for -host flag instead of clickhouse.

If you do not want to change anything in the current signoz deployment or to expose clickhouse ports even temporarily, you can go through following steps.

  1. To download migrate-v0.36 binary:

    wget https://github.com/SigNoz/signoz-db-migrations/releases/download/v0.36/migrate-v0.36-linux-amd64
    chmod +x migrate-v0.36-linux-amd64
  2. To copy the binary in persistent volume path /var/lib/clickhouse in clickhouse container:

    docker cp migration-v0.36-linux-amd64 $(docker ps -q -f name=signoz_clickhouse):/var/lib/clickhouse/migrate-0.36
  3. To exec into the clickhouse container:

    docker exec -it $(docker ps -q -f name=signoz_clickhouse) bash
  4. Now, change directory to the /var/lib/clickhouse and run the migration script:

    cd /var/lib/clickhouse
  5. At last, clean up the binary:

    rm migration-0.36

For Kubernetes

  kubectl -n platform get clickhouseinstallations.clickhouse.altinity.com $RELEASE-clickhouse \
  -o jsonpath --template '{.spec.configuration.users.admin/password}'

kubectl -n platform run -i -t signoz-migrate --image=signoz/migrate:0.36 --restart='Never' \
  -- -host=$RELEASE-clickhouse -port=9000 -userName=admin -password=$ADMIN_PASSWORD

Steps to check logs:

kubectl -n platform logs -f signoz-migrate

In case of failure and have to run again, make sure to cleanup the pod before running the migration script again.

kubectl -n platform delete pod signoz-migrate

In case of Upgrade Failure

  1. Note the names of fields which were not migrated. ex:- telemetry.sdk.name
  2. Exec into the clickhouse container and run clickhouse client.
  3. Check the schema of the logs table show create table signoz_logs.logs
  4. If telemetry_sdk_name column or telemetry_sdk_name_idx index is present you can delete them

For deleting index

  • alter table signoz_logs.logs on cluster cluster drop index telemetry_sdk_name_idx

For deleting column

  • alter table signoz_logs.logs on cluster cluster drop column telemetry_sdk_name
  • alter table signoz_logs.distributed_logs on cluster cluster drop column telemetry_sdk_name
  1. Now from the UI, you can convert telemetry.sdk.name to selected field.
  2. If you still face issue, reach out to us at Slack.

Command-Line Interface (CLI) Flags

There are some custom flags which can be enabled based on different use-cases. All the flags below are optional.


  • -port : Specify port of clickhouse. default=9000
  • -host : Specify host of clickhouse. default=
  • -userName : Specify user name of clickhouse. default=default
  • -password : Specify password of clickhouse. default=""

Updating Query Payload, Dashboards and Alerts

📝 Note

It's recommended to update Dashboards and Alerts after a few days of installing the release so that sufficient amount of newer data is ingested.

If you've been using the SigNoz Query API, Dashboards, or Alerts with attributes that included a dot (.) but were converted to an underscore (_), they will continue to function for the next 45 days. However, it's essential to update these attributes to reflect the new format.


  • service.name was previously shown and stored as service_name . Now you can update it to use service.name
  • k8s.namespace.name was previously shown and stored as k8s_namespace_name . Now you can update it to use k8s.namespace.name

For assistance in making these updates, please reach out to us via Intercom support or at cloud-support@signoz.io