re: An Engineer’s Rite of Passage VIEW POST


Oooof, Redis is always tricky! We once had an engineer do flushdb on one of our Redis databases to try and fix a bug. The missing caches in the middle of the day caused our site to be unusable so some of our bigger clients, it was a scramble to get it fixed. We have since put in place some safety features like read-only consoles and alerts for missing caches. As long as you are learning from these experiences then they are not a waste 😊


yep, so the awesome thing with Redis is an ability to pipe commands,
so the solution to my problem was collecting cache keys to invalidate and then in separate call
making a pipe command to redis to invalidate them in bulk.

pipe ftw :D

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