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Redis-Dump v0.3 ALPHA

Backup and restore your Redis data to and from JSON.

NOTE: This is alpha software. TEST IT BEFORE RELYING ON IT.

Usage

There are two executables: redis-dump and redis-load.

$ redis-dump 
$ redis-dump -u 127.0.0.1:6371 > db_full.json
$ redis-dump -u 127.0.0.1:6371 -d 15 > db_db15.json

$ < db_full.json redis-load
$ < db_db15.json redis-load -d 15
# OR
$ cat db_full | redis-load
$ cat db_db15.json | redis-load -d 15

# You can specify the redis URI via an environment variable
$ export REDIS_URI=127.0.0.1:6371
$ redis-dump

Output format

All redis datatypes are output to a simple JSON object. All objects have the following 5 fields:

  • db (Integer)

  • key (String)

  • ttl (Integer): The amount of time in seconds that the key will live. If no expire is set, it's -1.

  • type (String), one of: string, list, set, zset, hash, none.

  • value (String): A JSON-encoded string. For keys of type list, set, zset, and hash, the data is given a specific structure (see below).

Here are examples of each datatype:

{"db":0,"key":"hashkey","ttl":-1,"type":"hash","value":{"field_a":"value_a","field_b":"value_b","field_c":"value_c"},"size":42}
{"db":0,"key":"listkey","ttl":-1,"type":"list","value":["value_0","value_1","value_2","value_0","value_1","value_2"],"size":42}
{"db":0,"key":"setkey","ttl":-1,"type":"set","value":["value_2","value_0","value_1","value_3"],"size":28}
{"db":0,"key":"zsetkey","ttl":-1,"type":"zset","value":[["value_0","100"],["value_1","100"],["value_2","200"],["value_3","300"],["value_4","400"]],"size":50}
{"db":0,"key":"stringkey","ttl":79,"type":"string","value":"stringvalue","size":11}

Important note about TTLs

One of the purposes of redis-dump is the ability to restore the database to a known state. When you restore a redis database from a redis-dump file, the expires are reset to their values at the time the dump was created. This is different from restoring from Redis' native .rdb or .aof files (expires are stored relative to the actual time they were set).

Output directly to an encrypted file

For most sensitive data, you should consider encrypting the data directly without writing first to a temp file. You can do this using the power of [gpg](www.gnupg.org/) and file descriptors. Here are a couple examples:

# Encrypt the data (interactive)
$ redis-dump -u 127.0.0.1:6371 -d 15 | gpg --force-mdc -v -c > path/2/backup-db15.json.gpg

# Encrypt the data (automated)
$ redis-dump -u 127.0.0.1:6371 -d 15 | 3</path/2/passphrase.txt gpg --force-mdc -v -c --passphrase-fd 3 > path/2/backup-db15.json.gpg

# Decrypt the file (interactive)
$ gpg path/2/backup-db15.json.gpg
Enter passphrase: *******

# Decrypt the file (automated)
$  3</path/2/passphrase.txt gpg --passphrase-fd 3 path/2/backup-db15.json.gpg

Installation

$ gem install redis-dump

Or of you want to run it directly:

$ git clone https://github.com/delano/redis-dump.git
$ cd redis-dump
$ gem install redis
$ gem install uri-redis
$ gem install yajl-ruby
$ gem install drydock
$ ruby -rubygems bin/redis-dump

More Info

Credits

Thanks

  • antirez and the funky redis bunch!

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