You can import an existing dataset into your Redis Cloud Pro instance. This article lists the steps required to share your dataset with Redis Cloud Pro.

You can import a dataset from an existing Redis server or an RDB file from various sources detailed below.

You can also import a sharded database that has multiple RDB files by merging the files into a single RDB. Contact support if you need help merging the RDB files.

Note: Expired keys do not get imported. As a result, the number of keys in the source and destination databases might be different after the import completes.

Import a Dataset from a Redis Server

To import a dataset from any publicly available Redis server, simply enter the following information in the Import Dataset dialog of your Redis Cloud Pro instance and click the "Import" button when done:

  1. Enter the hostname or the public IP address of the source Redis server in the Redis Hostname/IP Address box.
  2. Enter the port of the source Redis server in the Port field, if it is different from the default value of 6379.
  3. If the source Redis server is set with a password, enter it in the Password input control field.

Import a Dataset from a RDB File

You can import any standard RDB to your Redis Cloud Pro instance. Both uncompressed and compressed (with a .gz suffix) RDB files are acceptable.

RDB File from an FTP or HTTP Server

To import a dataset from an RDB file that is accessible via a public FTP or HTTP server, enter the file's full URL in the Import Dataset dialog's RDB File Path field. Use the following standard pattern to provide the file's URL:



  • protocol: the server's protocol, can be either ftp, ftps, http or https.
  • username: your username, if needed.
  • password: your password, if needed.
  • hostname: the hostname or IP address of the server.
  • port: the port number of the server, if needed.
  • path: the path to the file, if needed.
  • filename: the filename of the RDB file, optionally compressed and with the .gz suffix.