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A hubot script to persist hubot's brain using redis

See src/ for full documentation.


In hubot project repo, run:

npm install hubot-redis-brain --save

Then add hubot-redis-brain to your external-scripts.json:



hubot-redis-brain requires a redis server to work. It uses the REDIS_URL environment variable for determining where to connect to. The default is on localhost, port 6379 (ie the redis default).

The following attributes can be set using the REDIS_URL

  • authentication
  • hostname
  • port
  • key prefix

For example, export REDIS_URL=redis://passwd@ would authenticate with password, connecting to on port 16379, and store data using the prefix:storage key.

Installing your own

If you need to install and run your own, most package managers have a package for redis:


If you are using boxen to manage your environment, hubot-redis-brain will automatically use the boxen-managed redis (ie by using BOXEN_REDIS_URL).


If you are deploying on Heroku, you can add the Redis Cloud or Redis To Go addon to have automatically configure itself to use it:

Other redis addons would need to be configured using REDIS_URL until support is added to hubot-redis-brain (or hubot-redis-brain needs to be updated to look for the environment variable the service uses)