Question: How can I create and restore a backup in Redis?


Redis provides the functionality to create and restore backups of your database. Let's see how you can do it.

Creating a Backup

For creating a backup, Redis uses the SAVE or BGSAVE commands. The SAVE command operates synchronously but will block other operations until it has completed. On the other hand, BGSAVE performs the backup process in the background. Here is an example:

redis-cli bgsave

After running this command, a dump file named dump.rdb will be created in your Redis directory.

Restoring a Backup

Restoring a backup in Redis is quite simple as well. It involves just moving your backup file (dump.rdb) to the proper Redis directory and starting your server. Redis automatically loads the dump.rdb file on startup. The default directory can be found in your Redis configuration file (redis.conf) under the dir section.

Here is a simple example of restoring a backup:

  1. First, stop your Redis server:

    redis-cli shutdown
  2. Then, move your backup file to the Redis directory:

    mv /path/to/your/dump.rdb /path/to/redis/dir/
  3. Finally, start your Redis server again:


Please note, the path /path/to/your/ and /path/to/redis/dir/ need to be replaced with actual paths in your system.

In conclusion, Redis makes it easy to create backups using the SAVE or BGSAVE commands and restoring them by simply moving the backup file to the correct directory and restarting the server. Be sure to always back up your data regularly and verify your backups for security and reliability.

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