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Redis is an in-memory database that persists on disk. The data model is key-value, but many different kind of values are supported: Strings, Lists, Sets, Sorted Sets, Hashes
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Redis on Windows

Redis 2.8 Branch

  • This is a port for Windows based on Redis 2.8.
  • There is support for the 64-bit version. We have dropped official support for the 32-bit version, though you can build it from source if desired.
  • You can download the latest binaries (unsigned) from For releases prior to, the binaries can found in a zip file inside the source archive, under the bin/release folder.
  • Signed binaries can be downloaded using Nuget and Chocolatey.
  • There is a replacement for the UNIX fork() API that simulates the copy-on-write behavior using a memory mapped file.
  • Because Redis makes some assumptions about the values of File Descriptors, we have built a virtual file descriptor mapping layer.
  • Redis can be installed as a Windows Service.

Redis 2.8 release notes

How to configure and deploy Redis on Windows

How to build Redis using Visual Studio

You can use the free Visual Studio Community edition available at

  • Open the solution file msvs\redisserver.sln in Visual Studio, select a build configuration (Debug or Release) and target (x64) then build.

    This should create the following executables in the msvs$(Target)$(Configuration) folder:

    • redis-server.exe
    • redis-benchmark.exe
    • redis-cli.exe
    • redis-check-dump.exe
    • redis-check-aof.exe

Unit Testing

To run the Redis test suite requires some manual work:

  • The tests assume that the binaries are in the src folder. Use mklink to create a symbolic link to the files in the msvs\x64\Debug|Release folders. You will need symbolic links for src\redis-server, src\redis-benchmark, src\redis-check-aof, src\redis-check-dump, src\redis-cli, and src\redis-sentinel.
  • The tests make use of TCL. This must be installed separately.
  • To run the tests you need to have a Unix shell on your machine, or MinGW tools in your path. To execute the tests, run the following command: "tclsh8.5.exe tests/test_helper.tcl --clients N", where N is the number of parallel clients . If a Unix shell is not installed you may see the following error message: "couldn't execute "cat": no such file or directory".
  • By default the test suite launches 16 parallel tests, but some of the tests may fail when the number of clients is greater than 2.
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