Error: redis replication not working

What's Causing This Error

Redis replication issues can be attributed to several factors:

  1. Network Problems: Network connectivity issues between the master and the replica servers could be causing the error. If the replica server cannot reach the master server, redis replication will not work as intended.

  2. Configuration Issues: Misconfiguration in your Redis setup is a common cause of this error. It could be that the settings for replication have not been properly defined or configured on either the master or the replica servers.

  3. Firewall or Security Group Rules: Strict firewall rules or security group settings might be blocking the necessary port (default is 6379) for Redis replication.

  4. Insufficient Resources: If your servers do not have sufficient resources (like memory or disk storage), it can interrupt the replication process.

Solution - Here's How To Resolve It

Here are some solutions to deal with these causes:

  1. Check Network Connectivity: Ensure that the network connection between your master and replica servers is functioning correctly. You can use tools like ping or telnet to verify this.

  2. Review Configuration Files: Inspect the configuration files on both the master and the replica servers. Make sure that the slaveof directive is correctly set on the replica pointing to the master server (for Redis versions below 5.0). For Redis 5.0 and above, use the replicaof directive.

  3. Check Firewall and Security Group Rules: Ensure that the firewall rules or security group settings are not blocking the communication between servers. The default port for Redis is 6379, so make sure this port is open in your firewall settings.

  4. Ensure Sufficient Resources: Check whether your servers have enough memory and disk storage for replication. Monitor the resource usage on both servers to prevent them from running out of resources.

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