bumping into the case where once deployed a full stack application we don't have any direct connection due to no uplink for security reasons.

So we (you too @Tom) looked into a way to export the prometheus data into a tar.gz which could be transferred and imported into an instance on our local machine.

After the initial blog post where we created a tar.gz file from the prometheus storage.tsdb.path on the filesystem @roidelapluie pointed me out about the snapshot feature.

So we did a bit of research and came up with this new procedure.

First of …