Question: How to Refresh Redis Cache in Spring Boot?


Refreshing the Redis cache in a Spring Boot application can be achieved using the CacheManager interface offered by Spring Framework. This interface is instrumental in managing and manipulating caches, including refreshing cache entries.

Follow these steps to refresh the Redis cache in your Spring Boot application:

  1. Set up the cache manager in your Spring Boot application: Create a method annotated with @Bean in your configuration class that produces a RedisCacheManager instance.
@Configuration @EnableCaching // Enable caching in Spring application public class CacheConfiguration { // Auto-wiring the RedisConnectionFactory @Autowired private RedisConnectionFactory redisConnectionFactory; // Bean definition for CacheManager @Bean public CacheManager cacheManager() { // Define cache configuration RedisCacheConfiguration cacheConfiguration = RedisCacheConfiguration.defaultCacheConfig() .entryTtl(Duration.ofMinutes(10)); // This sets the time to live for cache entries // Return a new RedisCacheManager built with default configurations and transaction awareness return RedisCacheManager.builder(redisConnectionFactory) .cacheDefaults(cacheConfiguration) .transactionAware() .build(); } }
  1. Refresh the cache programmatically using CacheManager: In your service or component class, inject the CacheManager bean and use it to clear cache entries (thus "refreshing" them).
@Service // Marks this class as a candidate for Spring's component scanning to detect and add beans public class YourService { // Auto-wiring the CacheManager within your service @Autowired private CacheManager cacheManager; // Method responsible for refreshing the cache public void refreshCache(String cacheName) { Cache cache = cacheManager.getCache(cacheName); if (cache != null) { cache.clear(); // Clears all entries from the cache, effectively refreshing it } } // Other methods and code for your service go here }
  1. Call the refreshCache method to refresh the cache: From your controller or another class, you can now call the refreshCache method to refresh your cache.
@RestController // Marks this class as a controller where every method returns a domain object instead of a view @RequestMapping("/api") // Maps incoming requests to the correct method public class YourController { // Auto-wiring your custom service within your controller @Autowired private YourService yourService; @PutMapping("/refresh-cache/{cacheName}") // Mapping for PUT requests on "/api/refresh-cache/{cacheName}" public ResponseEntity<String> refreshCache(@PathVariable String cacheName) { yourService.refreshCache(cacheName); return ResponseEntity.ok("Cache " + cacheName + " has been refreshed."); } // Other methods and code for your controller go here }

You can now refresh a specific Redis cache in your Spring Boot application by sending a PUT request to /api/refresh-cache/{cacheName}.

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