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Official redis plugin for dokku. Currently defaults to installing redis 5.0.7.


  • dokku 0.12.x+
  • docker 1.8.x


# on 0.12.x+
sudo dokku plugin:install redis


redis:app-links <app>          List all redis service links for a given app
redis:backup <name> <bucket> (--use-iam) Create a backup of the redis service to an existing s3 bucket
redis:backup-auth <name> <aws_access_key_id> <aws_secret_access_key> (<aws_default_region>) (<aws_signature_version>) (<endpoint_url>) Sets up authentication for backups on the redis service
redis:backup-deauth <name>     Removes backup authentication for the redis service
redis:backup-schedule <name> <schedule> <bucket> Schedules a backup of the redis service
redis:backup-schedule-cat <name> Cat the contents of the configured backup cronfile for the service
redis:backup-set-encryption <name> <passphrase> Set a GPG passphrase for backups
redis:backup-unschedule <name> Unschedules the backup of the redis service
redis:backup-unset-encryption <name> Removes backup encryption for future backups of the redis service
redis:clone <name> <new-name>  Create container <new-name> then copy data from <name> into <new-name>
redis:connect <name>           Connect via redis-cli to a redis service
redis:create <name>            Create a redis service with environment variables
redis:destroy <name>           Delete the service, delete the data and stop its container if there are no links left
redis:enter <name> [command]   Enter or run a command in a running redis service container
redis:exists <service>         Check if the redis service exists
redis:export <name> > <file>   Export a dump of the redis service database
redis:expose <name> [port]     Expose a redis service on custom port if provided (random port otherwise)
redis:import <name> <file>     Import a dump into the redis service database
redis:info <name>              Print the connection information
redis:link <name> <app>        Link the redis service to the app
redis:linked <name> <app>      Check if the redis service is linked to an app
redis:list                     List all redis services
redis:logs <name> [-t]         Print the most recent log(s) for this service
redis:promote <name> <app>     Promote service <name> as REDIS_URL in <app>
redis:restart <name>           Graceful shutdown and restart of the redis service container
redis:start <name>             Start a previously stopped redis service
redis:stop <name>              Stop a running redis service
redis:unexpose <name>          Unexpose a previously exposed redis service
redis:unlink <name> <app>      Unlink the redis service from the app
redis:upgrade <name>           Upgrade service <service> to the specified version


# create a redis service named lolipop
dokku redis:create lolipop

# you can also specify the image and image
# version to use for the service
# it *must* be compatible with the
# official redis image
export REDIS_IMAGE="redis"
export REDIS_IMAGE_VERSION="2.8.21"
dokku redis:create lolipop

# you can also specify custom environment
# variables to start the redis service
# in semi-colon separated form
export REDIS_CUSTOM_ENV="USER=alpha;HOST=beta"
dokku redis:create lolipop

# get connection information as follows
dokku redis:info lolipop

# you can also retrieve a specific piece of service info via flags
dokku redis:info lolipop --config-dir
dokku redis:info lolipop --data-dir
dokku redis:info lolipop --dsn
dokku redis:info lolipop --exposed-ports
dokku redis:info lolipop --id
dokku redis:info lolipop --internal-ip
dokku redis:info lolipop --links
dokku redis:info lolipop --service-root
dokku redis:info lolipop --status
dokku redis:info lolipop --version

# a bash prompt can be opened against a running service
# filesystem changes will not be saved to disk
dokku redis:enter lolipop

# you may also run a command directly against the service
# filesystem changes will not be saved to disk
dokku redis:enter lolipop ls -lah /

# a redis service can be linked to a
# container this will use native docker
# links via the docker-options plugin
# here we link it to our 'playground' app
# NOTE: this will restart your app
dokku redis:link lolipop playground

# the following environment variables will be set automatically by docker (not
# on the app itself, so they won’t be listed when calling dokku config)
# and the following will be set on the linked application by default
#   REDIS_URL=redis://lolipop:SOME_PASSWORD@dokku-redis-lolipop:6379
# NOTE: the host exposed here only works internally in docker containers. If
# you want your container to be reachable from outside, you should use `expose`.

# another service can be linked to your app
dokku redis:link other_service playground

# since REDIS_URL is already in use, another environment variable will be
# generated automatically
#   DOKKU_REDIS_BLUE_URL=redis://other_service:ANOTHER_PASSWORD@dokku-redis-other-service:6379

# you can then promote the new service to be the primary one
# NOTE: this will restart your app
dokku redis:promote other_service playground

# this will replace REDIS_URL with the url from other_service and generate
# another environment variable to hold the previous value if necessary.
# you could end up with the following for example:
#   REDIS_URL=redis://other_service:ANOTHER_PASSWORD@dokku-redis-other-service:6379
#   DOKKU_REDIS_BLUE_URL=redis://other_service:ANOTHER_PASSWORD@dokku-redis-other-service:6379
#   DOKKU_REDIS_SILVER_URL=redis://lolipop:SOME_PASSWORD@dokku-redis-lolipop:6379/lolipop

# you can also unlink a redis service
# NOTE: this will restart your app and unset related environment variables
dokku redis:unlink lolipop playground

# you can tail logs for a particular service
dokku redis:logs lolipop
dokku redis:logs lolipop -t # to tail

# you can dump the database
dokku redis:export lolipop > lolipop.rdb

# you can import a dump
dokku redis:import lolipop < database.rdb

# you can clone an existing database to a new one
dokku redis:clone lolipop new_database

# finally, you can destroy the container
dokku redis:destroy lolipop

Changing database adapter

It's possible to change the protocol for REDIS_URL by setting the environment variable REDIS_DATABASE_SCHEME on the app:

dokku config:set playground REDIS_DATABASE_SCHEME=redis2
dokku redis:link lolipop playground

Will cause REDIS_URL to be set as redis2://lolipop:SOME_PASSWORD@dokku-redis-lolipop:6379/lolipop

CAUTION: Changing REDIS_DATABASE_SCHEME after linking will cause dokku to believe the redis is not linked when attempting to use dokku redis:unlink or dokku redis:promote. You should be able to fix this by

  • Changing REDIS_URL manually to the new value.


  • Set REDIS_DATABASE_SCHEME back to its original setting
  • Unlink the service
  • Change REDIS_DATABASE_SCHEME to the desired setting
  • Relink the service


Datastore backups are supported via AWS S3 and S3 compatible services like minio.

You may skip the backup-auth step if your dokku install is running within EC2 and has access to the bucket via an IAM profile. In that case, use the --use-iam option with the backup command.

Backups can be performed using the backup commands:

# setup s3 backup authentication
dokku redis:backup-auth lolipop AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY

# remove s3 authentication
dokku redis:backup-deauth lolipop

# backup the `lolipop` service to the `BUCKET_NAME` bucket on AWS
dokku redis:backup lolipop BUCKET_NAME

# schedule a backup
# CRON_SCHEDULE is a crontab expression, eg. "0 3 * * *" for each day at 3am
dokku redis:backup-schedule lolipop CRON_SCHEDULE BUCKET_NAME

# cat the contents of the configured backup cronfile for the service
dokku redis:backup-schedule-cat lolipop

# remove the scheduled backup from cron
dokku redis:backup-unschedule lolipop

Backup auth can also be set up for different regions, signature versions and endpoints (e.g. for minio):

# setup s3 backup authentication with different region
dokku redis:backup-auth lolipop AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY AWS_REGION
# setup s3 backup authentication with different signature version and endpoint
# more specific example for minio auth
dokku redis:backup-auth lolipop MINIO_ACCESS_KEY_ID MINIO_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY us-east-1 s3v4 https://YOURMINIOSERVICE

Disabling docker pull calls

If you wish to disable the docker pull calls that the plugin triggers, you may set the REDIS_DISABLE_PULL environment variable to true. Once disabled, you will need to pull the service image you wish to deploy as shown in the stderr output.

Please ensure the proper images are in place when docker pull is disabled.


許可證MIT License
最後發佈時間2022-02-03 10:31:17
首次發佈2018-04-11 19:02:43
最後提交時間2022-02-03 10:31:17
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