Run Redis Stack on Docker

How to install Redis Stack using Docker

To get started with Redis Stack using Docker, you first need to select a Docker image:

  • redis/redis-stack contains both Redis Stack server and Redis Insight. This container is best for local development because you can use the embedded Redis Insight to visualize your data.

  • redis/redis-stack-server provides Redis Stack server only. This container is best for production deployment.

Getting started


To start Redis Stack server using the redis-stack-server image, run the following command in your terminal:

docker run -d --name redis-stack-server -p 6379:6379 redis/redis-stack-server:latest


To start a Redis Stack container using the redis-stack image, run the following command in your terminal:

docker run -d --name redis-stack -p 6379:6379 -p 8001:8001 redis/redis-stack:latest

The docker run command above also exposes Redis Insight on port 8001. You can use Redis Insight by pointing your browser to localhost:8001.

Connect with redis-cli

You can then connect to the server using redis-cli, just as you connect to any Redis instance.

If you don’t have redis-cli installed locally, you can run it from the Docker container:

$ docker exec -it redis-stack redis-cli


Persistence in Docker

To mount directories or files to your Docker container, specify -v to configure a local volume. This command stores all data in the local directory local-data:

$ docker run -v /local-data/:/data redis/redis-stack:latest


If you want to expose Redis Stack server or Redis Insight on a different port, update the left hand of portion of the -p argument. This command exposes Redis Stack server on port 10001 and Redis Insight on port 13333:

$ docker run -p 10001:6379 -p 13333:8001 redis/redis-stack:latest

Config files

By default, the Redis Stack Docker containers use internal configuration files for Redis. To start Redis with local configuration file, you can use the -v volume options:

$ docker run -v `pwd`/local-redis-stack.conf:/redis-stack.conf -p 6379:6379 -p 8001:8001 redis/redis-stack:latest

Environment variables

To pass in arbitrary configuration changes, you can set any of these environment variables:

  • REDIS_ARGS: extra arguments for Redis

  • REDISEARCH_ARGS: arguments for the search and query features (RediSearch)

  • REDISJSON_ARGS: arguments for JSON (RedisJSON)

  • REDISTIMESERIES_ARGS: arguments for time series (RedisTimeSeries)

  • REDISBLOOM_ARGS: arguments for the probabilistic data structures (RedisBloom)

For example, here's how to use the REDIS_ARGS environment variable to pass the requirepass directive to Redis:

docker run -e REDIS_ARGS="--requirepass redis-stack" redis/redis-stack:latest

An example of setting Redis persistence:

docker run -e REDIS_ARGS="--save 60 1000 --appendonly yes" redis/redis-stack:latest

Here's how to set a retention policy for time series:

docker run -e REDISTIMESERIES_ARGS="RETENTION_POLICY=20" redis/redis-stack:latest

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