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Node Memcached Stats Settings (Detailed Guide w/ Code Examples)

Use Case(s)

  1. To monitor the performance of your Memcached server and to tune it for optimal usage.
  2. To debug issues relating to memory usage, cache hit/miss rates, etc.

Code Examples

Let's assume that you've a Memcached server running and you're using node-memcached, a fully-featured Memcached client for Node.js.

First, install it using npm if not already installed:

npm install memcached

Then, to get the stats settings, use the following code:

const Memcached = require('memcached'); let memcached = new Memcached('localhost:11211'); memcached.statsSettings((err, settings) => { if(err) console.log(err); console.log(settings); });

In this example, we create a new instance of Memcached pointing to our local server (replace 'localhost:11211' with your server address). The statsSettings function is then used to retrieve the settings stats of all online servers.

Best Practices

  1. Regularly monitor your Memcached stats. This can help in identifying and preventing potential bottlenecks or issues that may arise.
  2. Handle errors appropriately within the callback to prevent unhandled exceptions.

Common Mistakes

  1. Not pointing to the correct Memcached server when instantiating the Memcached object.
  2. Not handling possible errors that might occur while retrieving the stats.


Q: What kind of information can I get from Memcached stats settings?

A: You can get information about the current configuration of Memcached like maximum bytes, current connections, total items, limit max bytes, etc.

Q: Where can I find more information about the metrics returned by Memcached stats settings?

A: You can refer to the Memcached documentation for detailed explanations of each metric.

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