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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@latest "

This will install the latest version of Redis. You can find other installable versions of Redis by running devbox search redis. You can also view the available versions on Nixhub

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