Supported tags and respective
Where to file issues:
the Docker Community
Supported Docker versions:
the latest release (down to 1.6 on a best-effort basis)
What is Redis?
Redis is an open-source, networked, in-memory, key-value data store with optional durability. It is written in ANSI C. The development of Redis is sponsored by Redis Labs today; before that, it was sponsored by Pivotal and VMware. According to the monthly ranking by DB-Engines.com, Redis is the most popular key-value store. The name Redis means REmote DIctionary Server.
How to use this image
start a redis instance
$ docker run --name some-redis -d redis
This image includes
EXPOSE 6379 (the redis port), so standard container linking will make it automatically available to the linked containers (as the following examples illustrate).
start with persistent storage
$ docker run --name some-redis -d redis redis-server --appendonly yes
If persistence is enabled, data is stored in the
VOLUME /data, which can be used with
--volumes-from some-volume-container or
-v /docker/host/dir:/data (see docs.docker volumes).
For more about Redis Persistence, see http://redis.io/topics/persistence.
connect to it from an application
$ docker run --name some-app --link some-redis:redis -d application-that-uses-redis
... or via
$ docker run -it --link some-redis:redis --rm redis redis-cli -h redis -p 6379
Additionally, If you want to use your own redis.conf ...
You can create your own Dockerfile that adds a redis.conf from the context into /data/, like so.
FROM redis COPY redis.conf /usr/local/etc/redis/redis.conf CMD [ "redis-server", "/usr/local/etc/redis/redis.conf" ]
Alternatively, you can specify something along the same lines with
docker run options.
$ docker run -v /myredis/conf/redis.conf:/usr/local/etc/redis/redis.conf --name myredis redis redis-server /usr/local/etc/redis/redis.conf
/myredis/conf/ is a local directory containing your
redis.conf file. Using this method means that there is no need for you to have a Dockerfile for your redis container.
This variant is not a 32bit image (and will not run on 32bit hardware), but includes Redis compiled as a 32bit binary, especially for users who need the decreased memory requirements associated with that. See "Using 32 bit instances" in the Redis documentation for more information.
View license information for the software contained in this image.