When installing Redis Enterprise Software, you can customize the installation directories.

The files are installed in the redislabs directory located in the path that you specify.

  • Custom installation directories are supported on Red Hat Enterprise Linux versions 7 and 8.
  • When you install with custom directories, the installation does not run as an RPM file.
  • If a redislabs directory already exists in the path that you specify, the installation fails.
  • All nodes in a cluster must be installed with the same file locations.
  • Custom installation directories are not supported for databases using Auto Tiering.

You can specify these file locations:

Files Installer flag Example parameter Example file location
Binaries files –install-dir /opt /opt/redislabs
Configuration files –config-dir /etc/opt /etc/opt/redislabs
Data and log files –var-dir /var/opt /var/opt/redislabs

These files are not in the custom directories:

  • OS files

    • /etc/cron.d/redislabs
    • /etc/firewalld/services
    • /etc/firewalld/services/redislabs-clients.xml
    • /etc/firewalld/services/redislabs.xml
    • /etc/ld.so.conf.d/redislabs_ldconfig.conf.tmpl
    • /etc/logrotate.d/redislabs
    • /etc/profile.d/redislabs_env.sh
    • /usr/lib/systemd/system/rlec_supervisor.service.tmpl
    • /usr/share/selinux/mls/redislabs.pp
    • /usr/share/selinux/targeted/redislabs.pp
  • Installation reference files

    • /etc/opt/redislabs/redislabs_custom_install_version
    • /etc/opt/redislabs/redislabs_env_config.sh

To specify directories during installation, include installer flags as command-line options when you run the install.sh script. For example:

sudo ./install.sh --install-dir <path> --config-dir <path> --var-dir <path>


Several Redis Enterprise Software installation reference files are installed to the directory /etc/opt/redislabs/ even if you use custom installation directories.

As a workaround to install Redis Enterprise Software without using any root directories, do the following before installing Redis Enterprise Software:

  1. Create all custom, non-root directories you want to use with Redis Enterprise Software.

  2. Mount /etc/opt/redislabs to one of the custom, non-root directories.