Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Install Redis server on Ubuntu maunally as service

This post is all about installing redis server manually on Ubuntu system and then setup it as a service.

For this post I have originally referred a blog post of denofubiquity.

By default Ubuntu provides redis server installation by

sudo apt-get install redis-server

And you done with the installation of redis server.

But if you want to install latest version of redis server, then you can go through the rest of post.

wget http://redis.googlecode.com/files/redis-2.2.12.tar.gz
# You can specify a link of redis-server which you want to install
tar -zxf redis-2.2.12.tar.gz
cd redis-2.2.12
sudo make install

Now setup a redis.conf. I have copied a redis.conf from default installation of redis-server which I have used. If you want to install redis-server for your production machine you may refer a redis.conf from denofubiquity's post

wget https://raw.github.com/gist/1164482/77e4ecf14ffac42b0e987e7ffe16cb757d734ff9/redis.conf
sudo mkdir /etc/redis
sudo mv redis.conf /etc/redis/redis.conf
Copy redis-server startup scripts.
wget https://raw.github.com/gist/1164503/d1bc2cc6782b943d9b28aa93fc7038f4ae5a905f/redis-server
sudo mv redis-server /etc/init.d/redis-server
sudo chmod +x /etc/init.d/redis-server
sudo useradd redis
sudo mkdir -p /var/lib/redis
sudo mkdir -p /var/log/redis
sudo chown redis.redis /var/lib/redis
sudo chown redis.redis /var/log/redis
Mark redis server as startup services.
sudo update-rc.d redis-server defaults
Start your redis server.
sudo /etc/init.d/redis-server start

Note :

You can customise your redis configuration as per your requirements.
Like from Redis 2.2, it supports unix socket, so you can use it if required.
- Specify socket in redis.conf using this line
unixsocket /tmp/redis.sock
- Tell Redis.new() to read it as required. like
Redis.new(:path => "/tmp/redis.sock")

Also you can customise memory configuration in your redis.conf.

Reference :


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