Database - Removing Old Tables

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aeneas1
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Database - Removing Old Tables

Post by aeneas1 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:41 am

i'm trying to clean up my board some, trying to make it a lean, mean fighting machine, and while looking through the database tables i noticed entries for extentions i've tried in the past but that have long since been uninstalled... is it safe to delete these tables? if so, how would i do it, by clicking "drop"? thanks very much!

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Re: Database - Removing Old Tables

Post by david63 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:52 am

If the tables are for extensions then when you disable and delete data the tables should be removed. You can certainly use the "drop" table option in phpMyAdmin (or similar) but I would be very wary about doing this as there could well be other data from the extensions somewhere else in the database.

It sounds to me as if you have not removed the extensions correctly or you have been using extensions that are at an early stage of development. To be on the safe side I would suggest that you ask the extension developer(s) about removing the data for their extensions.
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Re: Database - Removing Old Tables

Post by aeneas1 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:19 pm

thanks david, i thought i had deleted the extension data but instead i just disable the data, all good now, thanks again!

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