Customize installation directories

Customize Redis Enterprise Software installation directories.

When you install Redis Enterprise Software on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, you can customize the installation directories.

The files are installed in the redislabs directory located in the path that you specify.

  • When you install with custom directories, the installation does not run as an RPM file.
  • If a redislabs directory already exists in the path that you specify, the installation fails.
  • All nodes in a cluster must be installed with the same file locations.
  • Custom installation directories are not supported for databases using Auto Tiering.

You can specify these file locations:

Files Installer flag Example parameter Example file location
Binaries files --install-dir /opt /opt/redislabs
Configuration files --config-dir /etc/opt /etc/opt/redislabs
Data and log files --var-dir /var/opt /var/opt/redislabs

These files are not in the custom directories:

  • OS files

    • /etc/cron.d/redislabs
    • /etc/firewalld/services
    • /etc/firewalld/services/redislabs-clients.xml
    • /etc/firewalld/services/redislabs.xml
    • /etc/
    • /etc/logrotate.d/redislabs
    • /etc/profile.d/
    • /usr/lib/systemd/system/rlec_supervisor.service.tmpl
    • /usr/share/selinux/mls/redislabs.pp
    • /usr/share/selinux/targeted/redislabs.pp
  • Installation reference files

    • /etc/opt/redislabs/redislabs_custom_install_version
    • /etc/opt/redislabs/

To specify directories during installation, include installer flags as command-line options when you run the script. For example:

sudo ./ --install-dir <path> --config-dir <path> --var-dir <path>


Several Redis Enterprise Software installation reference files are installed to the directory /etc/opt/redislabs/ even if you use custom installation directories.

As a workaround to install Redis Enterprise Software without using any root directories, do the following before installing Redis Enterprise Software:

  1. Create all custom, non-root directories you want to use with Redis Enterprise Software.

  2. Mount /etc/opt/redislabs to one of the custom, non-root directories.

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