Database cleanup tools?

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maxrpg
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Database cleanup tools?

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Hi,

I've been running my site for nearly 12 years now and over the years the database has had fields and tables added for loads of mods. Mods which were removed many moons ago but left their database changes behind.

There used to be a tool that did a database clean-up and removed all the junk fields and tables, does this still exist? - if so, does it work on a 3.3.3 install?

I just want to get rid of all the unnecessary rubbish in the database that has accumulated over the years.

Thank you.
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Re: Database cleanup tools?

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The STK still exists but it only works with 3.0. However, there’s a third party tool that works with later versions by 3Di I think but may be wrong, if I can find it I’ll post back otherwise I expect someone will.
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Re: Database cleanup tools?

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Mick wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 3:01 pm
The STK still exists but it only works with 3.0. However, there’s a third party tool that works with later versions by 3Di I think but may be wrong, if I can find it I’ll post back otherwise I expect someone will.
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ssl wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:16 am
Hi
The version 1.0.17-dev of STK is OK with 7.4 version of php
With 8.0.1 version is not the same: https://github.com/AlexSheer/phpBB3.2-STK/issues/55
i.e. AlexSheer/phpBB3.2-STK: Support ToolKit For phpBB3.2.x
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Re: Database cleanup tools?

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maxrpg wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 2:10 pm
I've been running my site for nearly 12 years now and over the years the database has had fields and tables added for loads of mods. Mods which were removed many moons ago but left their database changes behind.
If you board version is 3.0.x then using the Support ToolKit is advised absolutely necessary.
After that, I'ld update to 3.0.14, then to 3.1.12, followed by 3.2.11, and then 3.3.3
The 3.0.14 to 3.1.12 will take some time, and 3.1.12 to 3.2.11 also.
I usually test those in-betweens and take a database backup to avoid having to redo those should something go wrong later.

Added:
Actually, EA117 in another post reminded me of the existence of CLI.
After cleaning your database (STK) (+ take a db-backup), you could try the CLI approach which could avoid the need for upgrading in steps
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