The primary use case for getting current memory usage in Redis using Python is to monitor and manage the memory consumption of your Redis instance. This can help in identifying potential bottlenecks, optimizing memory usage and ensuring smooth operations.
In Python, you can use the
info method to get a dictionary of information about the Redis server, including memory usage.
In this example, we first establish a connection with the Redis server. Then we call the
info method which returns a dictionary of information about the server. The
used_memory key gives us the number of bytes that Redis allocated.
Q: How often should I check memory usage in Redis?
A: This depends on the specific use case and workload of your Redis instance. If you have a high write-load where lots of data is being stored and removed, it may be beneficial to check more often.