Getting Redis Config Settings in Node.js (Detailed Guide w/ Code Examples)

Use Case(s)

  1. You want to debug issues and need to inspect current configuration of Redis.
  2. You want to monitor and log Redis settings for performance tuning.
  3. In a multi-tenant environment, you might want to get configurations for ensuring service level agreements.

Code Examples

Here's how you can use node_redis (Node.js client for Redis) to get Redis config settings:

const redis = require('redis');
const client = redis.createClient();

client.config('GET', '*', function(err, settings) {
   } else {

In this example, we're connecting to Redis using a default client and fetching all available configuration settings by passing '*' as an argument to the 'GET' command.

Best Practices

  1. Always handle errors in callbacks to avoid unnoticed failures.
  2. Close the Redis client connection after it's no longer needed to free up system resources.

Common Mistakes

  1. Not checking for errors when running commands could lead to silent failures.
  2. Forgetting to close the Redis client after use could lead to resource leaks.


Q: What does '*' mean in the 'GET' command? A: The '*' is a wildcard character that matches all keys, so it fetches all configuration settings.

Q: How can I connect to a password-protected Redis instance? A: When creating the client, pass in an options object with a 'password' field: redis.createClient({password: 'your-password'}).

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