Independent Redis Server Setup Guide

This guide is for advanced use only, specific to Large Migration Infrastructures.

Currently, we only have a guide for Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

1. In GCP, create an Ubuntu instance in the same subnet as your CloudM Migrate servers.

  • Ubuntu 16.04+ is required (not PRO)
  • Standard / Balanced disk
  • CPUs / RAM and disk size depend on the size of the migration

2. Connect to SSH (Secure Shell).

3. Install Redis using the following shell commands:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install redis-server
sudo systemctl enable redis-server.service

4. Verify installation using a ping command:


5. Update the binding by running:

sudo nano /etc/redis/redis.conf
  • Use ‘Page Down’ to get to the bindings. Here, you’ll most likely see “bind”. You need to simply edit this to
  • Then hit CTRL+X to Exit
  • Then hit Y to save.

6. Restart redis using this command:

sudo service redis-server restart

Additional investigation / troubleshooting may require the Redis logs, which can be  obtained by running the command:

sudo tail /var/log/redis/redis-server.log

7. On your primary migration server, disable the local Redis service.

8. Now open the ‘CloudM Migrate Service Manager’

  • Enter the Redis server’s internal IP address or hostname in the ‘Redis Server Location’ field
  • Click ‘Update Configuration’
  • Restart the service.
For futher instructions regarding Running SQL Server or Redis on an Independent Server, please refer to the article linked here.
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