Redis backups

Hello community…pretty new to GitLabs, currently setting up the infrastructure to support the application. I would like to know from a data backup/recovery perspective if Redis needs to be backed up if this is setup as a default GitLab install?

Any input or links would be much appreciated



I would say rather not, since redis is effectively a cache amongst other things. It’s there to aid in performance, but doesn’t need to be backed up as it’s just in-memory objects that get cleared when Gitlab is shutdown/restarted, etc.

Hi great that’s the answer I was hoping. Thanks for your quick response

On a similar note, if redis was rebooted or shutdown during working hours would the app eventually ‘know’ to go to the database to fetch data or is there a hard dependency on redis to be up 100% ?