Getting Server Info from Redis in Python (Detailed Guide w/ Code Examples)

Use Case(s)

Retrieving server information in Redis using Python is a common task when monitoring the status of your Redis instances or when debugging issues. This can provide useful statistics and configuration settings about the Redis server such as memory usage, number of connected clients, or version of Redis being used.

Code Examples

Let's consider an example where we're using the redis library in Python to connect to a local instance of Redis and retrieve server info:

import redis # establish connection with redis r = redis.Redis(host='localhost', port=6379, db=0) # get server information data = for key in data: print(f'{key}: {data[key]}')

In this code, the info() function returns a dictionary containing information about the Redis server. We then loop through this dictionary and print out each item.

Best Practices

When working with Redis, it's always a good idea to handle potential connection errors. You might want to use try/except blocks to catch and handle these situations.

Common Mistakes

One common mistake is not checking if the connection to the Redis server was successful before attempting to run commands. This could result in runtime errors. Always ensure that your Redis server is running and that the connection details are correct.


Q: Can I get specific sections of server info? A: Yes, you can pass a section name as an argument to the info() function. For example'memory') will return a dictionary containing only memory-related information.

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