What happens when my database fills up?

As detailed in the open source Redis FAQ, under “What happens if Redis runs out of memory?”:

  • …[you] can use the “maxmemory” option in the config file to put a limit to the memory Redis can use. If this limit is reached Redis will start to reply with an error to write commands (but will continue to accept read-only commands), or you can configure it to evict keys when the max memory limit is reached in the case you are using Redis for caching.

You can set the maxmemory value of each Redis Enterprise database in the management UI using the Memory limit property, as well as configure an eviction policy by setting it to any of the standard Redis behaviors, without interrupting database operations.