Is this table part of phpBB?

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Is this table part of phpBB?

Post by JimsBeerKit » Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:34 pm

Hi, I'm running phpBB 3.2.1.

While looking through the database structure, I found a table called phpbb_users_old. Is this table part of the standard phpBB database? I can't find any match for that name anywhere on the internet.

I'm not the only who has had access to the server since the forum began, and it's possible that someone may have copied the phpbb_users table as a backup while doing some maintenance on it.

Thanks for any help.

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Re: Is this table part of phpBB?

Post by david63 » Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:46 pm

That table is not in a vanilla install of phpBB, but whether your board is using it for anything is another question that only you will have the answer to.
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Re: Is this table part of phpBB?

Post by JimsBeerKit » Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:51 pm

david63 wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:46 pm
That table is not in a vanilla install of phpBB, but whether your board is using it for anything is another question that only you will have the answer to.
Thanks for that.

Well, I installed 3.2.1 from scratch on this server, and the only thing that was transferred was the database. I've worked out that the table only contains members up to about Aug 2012, which was well before the clean install of 3.2.1, and I'm the only one who's had access since then.

So to summarise ( :) ) I'm pretty confident I can drop that table safely (I'm still doing a DB backup before I do it though!).

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Re: Is this table part of phpBB?

Post by Mick » Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:55 pm

You can just leave it if you want, it’s causing no harm.
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Re: Is this table part of phpBB?

Post by JimsBeerKit » Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:05 pm

Mick wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:55 pm
You can just leave it if you want, it’s causing no harm.
It contains personal details of members I've just deleted for GDPR, so I need to get rid of it.

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Re: Is this table part of phpBB?

Post by JimsBeerKit » Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:24 pm

Dropped the table and everything still works! 8-)

Less to back up every night as well, so all good.

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