Default to Laravel File cache if redis is down

One way to solve this problem is to overwrite Laravel's default Illuminate\Cache\CacheManagerclass and alter the ioc binding

class MyCacheManager extends Illuminate\Cache\CacheManager
    protected function createRedisDriver(array $config)
        try {
            return parent::createRedisDriver($config);
        } catch (\Exception $e) {
            //Error with redis
            //Maybe there is a more explicit exception ;)
            return $this->resolve('file');

In some ServiceProvider

$this->app->singleton('cache', function($app)
    return new MyCacheManager($app);

This solution will also keep the Cache facade working :)