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Install Redis on Amazon EC2 AMI
#!/bin/bash
# from here: http://www.codingsteps.com/install-redis-2-6-on-amazon-ec2-linux-ami-or-centos/
# and here: https://raw.github.com/gist/257849/9f1e627e0b7dbe68882fa2b7bdb1b2b263522004/redis-server
###############################################
# To use:
# wget https://raw.github.com/gist/2776679/04ca3bbb9f085b192f6aca945120fe12d59f15f9/install-redis.sh
# chmod 777 install-redis.sh
# ./install-redis.sh
###############################################
echo "*****************************************"
echo " 1. Prerequisites: Install updates, set time zones, install GCC and make"
echo "*****************************************"
#sudo yum -y update
#sudo ln -sf /usr/share/zoneinfo/America/Los_Angeles \/etc/localtime
#sudo yum -y install gcc gcc-c++ make
echo "*****************************************"
echo " 2. Download, Untar and Make Redis 2.6"
echo "*****************************************"
cd /usr/local/src
sudo wget http://redis.googlecode.com/files/redis-2.6.0-rc5.tar.gz
sudo tar xzf redis-2.6.0-rc5.tar.gz
sudo rm redis-2.6.0-rc5.tar.gz -f
cd redis-2.6.0-rc5
sudo make
echo "*****************************************"
echo " 3. Create Directories and Copy Redis Files"
echo "*****************************************"
sudo mkdir /etc/redis /var/lib/redis
sudo cp src/redis-server src/redis-cli /usr/local/bin
echo "*****************************************"
echo " 4. Configure Redis.Conf"
echo "*****************************************"
echo " Edit redis.conf as follows:"
echo " 1: ... daemonize yes"
echo " 2: ... bind 127.0.0.1"
echo " 3: ... dir /var/lib/redis"
echo " 4: ... loglevel notice"
echo " 5: ... logfile /var/log/redis.log"
echo "*****************************************"
sudo sed -e "s/^daemonize no$/daemonize yes/" -e "s/^# bind 127.0.0.1$/bind 127.0.0.1/" -e "s/^dir \.\//dir \/var\/lib\/redis\//" -e "s/^loglevel verbose$/loglevel notice/" -e "s/^logfile stdout$/logfile \/var\/log\/redis.log/" redis.conf > /etc/redis/redis.conf
echo "*****************************************"
echo " 5. Download init Script"
echo "*****************************************"
wget https://raw.github.com/gist/2777433/e64b4b8ad7d38676f7e7f70b24f3f004b4f10b74/redis-server
echo "*****************************************"
echo " 6. Move and Configure Redis-Server"
echo "*****************************************"
sudo mv redis-server /etc/init.d
sudo chmod 755 /etc/init.d/redis-server
echo "*****************************************"
echo " 7. Auto-Enable Redis-Server"
echo "*****************************************"
sudo chkconfig --add redis-server
sudo chkconfig --level 345 redis-server on
echo "*****************************************"
echo " 8. Start Redis Server"
echo "*****************************************"
sudo service redis-server start
echo "*****************************************"
echo " Complete!"
echo " You can test your redis installation using the redis console:"
echo " $ src/redis-cli"
echo " redis> set foo bar"
echo " OK"
echo " redis> get foo"
echo " bar"
echo "*****************************************"
read -p "Press [Enter] to continue..."

This was really helpful to me. The "sed" line (40) doesn't work for me giving me an access denied error.

If I manually create the redis.conf file, everything else works.

Nice script - two bugs then it's perfect:

Line 40: Fails due to sudo not giving elevation to redirections. Try this instead:

sudo sed -e "s/^daemonize no$/daemonize yes/" -e "s/^# bind 127.0.0.1$/bind 127.0.0.1/" -e "s/^dir \.\//dir \/var\/lib\/redis\//" -e "s/^loglevel verbose$/loglevel notice/" -e "s/^logfile stdout$/logfile \/var\/log\/redis.log/" redis.conf | sudo tee /etc/redis/redis.conf

Line 44: pwd is still /usr/local/src/redis-2.6.0-rc5 Needs sudo to write. Example:

sudo wget https://raw.github.com/gist/2777433/e64b4b8ad7d38676f7e7f70b24f3f004b4f10b74/redis-server

Thanks :-)

Should update to the latest stable... (2.6.12) ;-)

amooij commented Aug 29, 2013

Thank you for this.

nefilim commented Nov 13, 2013

here's an updated version with the latest version, fixes above and some minor improvements

#!/bin/bash
# from here: http://www.codingsteps.com/install-redis-2-6-on-amazon-ec2-linux-ami-or-centos/
# and here: https://raw.github.com/gist/257849/9f1e627e0b7dbe68882fa2b7bdb1b2b263522004/redis-server
###############################################
# To use: 
# <<!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FIX ME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!> wget https://raw.github.com/gist/2776679/04ca3bbb9f085b192f6aca945120fe12d59f15f9/install-redis.sh
# chmod 777 install-redis.sh
# ./install-redis.sh
###############################################
echo "*****************************************"
echo " 1. Prerequisites: Install updates, set time zones, install GCC and make"
echo "*****************************************"
#sudo yum -y update
#sudo ln -sf /usr/share/zoneinfo/America/Los_Angeles \/etc/localtime
#sudo yum -y install gcc gcc-c++ make 
echo "*****************************************"
echo " 2. Download, Untar and Make Redis 2.6"
echo "*****************************************"
cd /usr/local/src
sudo wget http://download.redis.io/releases/redis-2.6.16.tar.gz
sudo tar xzf redis-2.6.16.tar.gz
sudo rm redis-2.6.16.tar.gz -f
cd redis-2.6.16
sudo make distclean
sudo make
echo "*****************************************"
echo " 3. Create Directories and Copy Redis Files"
echo "*****************************************"
sudo mkdir /etc/redis /var/lib/redis
sudo cp src/redis-server src/redis-cli /usr/local/bin
echo "*****************************************"
echo " 4. Configure Redis.Conf"
echo "*****************************************"
echo " Edit redis.conf as follows:"
echo " 1: ... daemonize yes"
echo " 2: ... bind 127.0.0.1"
echo " 3: ... dir /var/lib/redis"
echo " 4: ... loglevel notice"
echo " 5: ... logfile /var/log/redis.log"
echo "*****************************************"
sudo sed -e "s/^daemonize no$/daemonize yes/" -e "s/^# bind 127.0.0.1$/bind 127.0.0.1/" -e "s/^dir \.\//dir \/var\/lib\/redis\//" -e "s/^loglevel verbose$/loglevel notice/" -e "s/^logfile stdout$/logfile \/var\/log\/redis.log/" redis.conf | sudo tee /etc/redis/redis.conf
echo "*****************************************"
echo " 5. Download init Script"
echo "*****************************************"
sudo wget https://raw.github.com/saxenap/install-redis-amazon-linux-centos/master/redis-server
echo "*****************************************"
echo " 6. Move and Configure Redis-Server"
echo "*****************************************"
sudo mv redis-server /etc/init.d
sudo chmod 755 /etc/init.d/redis-server
echo "*****************************************"
echo " 7. Auto-Enable Redis-Server"
echo "*****************************************"
sudo chkconfig --add redis-server
sudo chkconfig --level 345 redis-server on
echo "*****************************************"
echo " 8. Start Redis Server"
echo "*****************************************"
sudo service redis-server start
echo "*****************************************"
echo " Complete!"
echo " You can test your redis installation using the redis console:"
echo "   $ /usr/local/redis-2.6.16/src/redis-cli"
echo "   redis> set foo bar"
echo "   OK"
echo "   redis> get foo"
echo "   bar"
echo "*****************************************"
read -p "Press [Enter] to continue..."

Exceptional! Thanks guys

buholzer commented Feb 6, 2014

Fantastic! Thanks!

Hi, nice job BUT https://raw.github.com/gist/257849/9f1e627e0b7dbe68882fa2b7bdb1b2b263522004/redis-server seems to be death and because of this this script is currently does not work.

@nefilim thanks the update! ;)

@dstroot thanks for all.

thanks for this!

sameg14 commented Jul 18, 2014

Thank you all for this!

winny- commented Jul 23, 2014

Hi, this saved me a lot of time :-), however https://raw.github.com/gist/2777433/e64b4b8ad7d38676f7e7f70b24f3f004b4f10b74/redis-server is a dead link again! Can still run redis-server of course.

Why don't you use:
wget http://download.redis.io/redis-stable.tar.gz
tar xvzf redis-stable.tar.gz
cd redis-stable
this guarantees the latest stable release.

bahout commented Aug 10, 2014

Voilà, with redis stable

# chmod 777 install-redis.sh
# ./install-redis.sh
###############################################
echo "*****************************************"
echo " 1. Prerequisites: Install updates, set time zones, install GCC and make"
echo "*****************************************"
sudo yum -y update
#sudo ln -sf /usr/share/zoneinfo/America/Los_Angeles \/etc/localtime
sudo yum -y install gcc gcc-c++ make
echo "*****************************************"
echo " 2. Download, Untar and Make Redis stable"
echo "*****************************************"
cd /usr/local/src
sudo wget http://download.redis.io/redis-stable.tar.gz
sudo tar xzf redis-stable.tar.gz
sudo rm redis-stable.tar.gz -f
cd redis-stable
sudo make distclean
sudo make
echo "*****************************************"
echo " 3. Create Directories and Copy Redis Files"
echo "*****************************************"
sudo mkdir /etc/redis /var/lib/redis
sudo cp src/redis-server src/redis-cli /usr/local/bin
echo "*****************************************"
echo " 4. Configure Redis.Conf"
echo "*****************************************"
echo " Edit redis.conf as follows:"
echo " 1: ... daemonize yes"
echo " 2: ... bind 127.0.0.1"
echo " 3: ... dir /var/lib/redis"
echo " 4: ... loglevel notice"
echo " 5: ... logfile /var/log/redis.log"
echo "*****************************************"
sudo sed -e "s/^daemonize no$/daemonize yes/" -e "s/^# bind 127.0.0.1$/bind 127.0.0.1/" -e "s/^dir \.\//dir \/var\/lib\/redis\//" -e "s/^loglevel verbose$/loglevel notice/" -e "s/^logfile stdout$/logfile \/var\/log\/redis.log/" redis.conf | sudo tee /etc/redis/redis.conf
echo "*****************************************"
echo " 5. Download init Script"
echo "*****************************************"
sudo wget https://raw.github.com/saxenap/install-redis-amazon-linux-centos/master/redis-server
echo "*****************************************"
echo " 6. Move and Configure Redis-Server"
echo "*****************************************"
sudo mv redis-server /etc/init.d
sudo chmod 755 /etc/init.d/redis-server
echo "*****************************************"
echo " 7. Auto-Enable Redis-Server"
echo "*****************************************"
sudo chkconfig --add redis-server
sudo chkconfig --level 345 redis-server on
echo "*****************************************"
echo " 8. Start Redis Server"
echo "*****************************************"
sudo service redis-server start
echo "*****************************************"
echo " Complete!"
echo " You can test your redis installation using the redis console:"
echo "   $ /usr/local/redis-2.6.16/src/redis-cli"
echo "   redis> set foo bar"
echo "   OK"
echo "   redis> get foo"
echo "   bar"
echo "*****************************************"
read -p "Press [Enter] to continue..."
picman commented Sep 7, 2014

At the end:

echo " You can test your redis installation using the redis console:"
echo " $/usr/local/bin/redis-cli"

or just:

echo " $ redis-cli"

Thank You VERY much... you just saved me much time and frustration!

fertobar commented Mar 2, 2015

works like a charm! thanks for share!

four43 commented Mar 12, 2015

Updated version with all the comments and best practices mentioned here. I'll try to keep this version up to date as best I can. Feel free to leave a comment if you find something new.

https://gist.github.com/four43/e00d01ca084c5972f229

You can also just enable the epel repo on amazon ami.
yum --enablerepo=epel install redis

However, do note that this may not install the latest and greatest redis. Also, it is disabled at all runlevels by default. Use chkconfig to enable.

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