I have a forum that i wish to remove containing lots of posts - all of which I'm happy to loose - so i take it from the above that if i do this then it wont shrink the database size?
Is there any easy work around that would allow me to carry this out, removing the posts from the DB as would IMO be the "normal" operation?? There's around 100k posts, so it would need to be something simple and not involve deleting them one at a time...
We're talking a large number of posts here, (it's actually well in excess of 1M posts), and it's currently stopping me from downsizing my server - my DB is currently over 1gig, so i want to reduce the size asap..!!
I would point out deleting the node is not the answer, you'll end up with orphaned posts with no way to remove them until the devs write a function to find and remove orphaned threads & posts. It would be far easier for them to fix the bug in the first place so we don't get orphaned posts & threads!