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Redis can be configured automatically using Devbox's built in Redis plugin. This plugin will activate automatically when you install Redis using devbox add redis

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Adding Redis to your shell

devbox add redis, or in your Devbox.json

    "packages": [

Redis Plugin Details

The Redis plugin will automatically create the following configuration when you install Redis with devbox add


  • redis

Use devbox services start|stop [service] to interact with services

Helper Files

The following helper files will be created in your project directory:

  • {PROJECT_DIR}/devbox.d/redis/redis.conf

Environment Variables



Running devbox services start redis will start redis as a daemon in the background.

You can manually start Redis in the foreground by running redis-server $REDIS_CONF --port $REDIS_PORT.

Logs, pidfile, and data dumps are stored in .devbox/virtenv/redis. You can change this by modifying the dir directive in devbox.d/redis/redis.conf