The filesystem usage of redis is peaking every 20 minutes at the moment on my server. Sometimes from 63.1% to over 90.9%! This causes my monitoring to send me alerts if its over a longer time-frame. Is there a way to change the redis config so that this doesn't happen? Here is my current config:

activerehashing yes
appendfsync everysec
appendonly no
daemonize yes
databases 16
dbfilename dump.rdb
dir /var/lib/redis
logfile /var/log/redis/redis-server.log
loglevel notice
no-appendfsync-on-rewrite no
pidfile /var/run/redis/redis-server.pid
port 6379
rdbcompression yes
save 300 1000
save 60 80000
save 900 1
slave-serve-stale-data yes
syslog-enabled yes
timeout 300


1 Answer 1


You need to tune these settings, now you have:

save 300 1000
save 60 80000
save 900 1


save N M


save redis dataset to disk every Ns if at least M keys changed

My advice is start with the default, which is save 300 1000. It is quite a reasonable setting. My guess is that on your machine these three saves accumulate somehow and then you see a pike.

  • Thanks for the reply, sadly changing these values to the default doesn't fix the situation, the peaks are just getting wider but not smaller or less :(
    – devnull
    Commented Feb 20, 2015 at 15:15

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