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XF 1.4 Lower backup size

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by NYCFC, Mar 15, 2016.

  1. NYCFC

    NYCFC Member

    My backups are fairly large.
    The forum has almost 130,000 posts and nearly 2,000 members. The backups are 2.2gb. Is that normal? Or is there some stuff I can do to prune old data that won't affect threads/members.
     
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    You could omit the xf_search_index table, which can be rebuilt in the event of a restore.

    Other than that, you can disable the 'Cache BB Code output' option in Options -> Performance, which is likely another large table and doesn't really make much difference in having it enabled or disabled.
     
  3. AndyB

    AndyB Well-Known Member

    Install Enhanced Search.
     
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  4. NYCFC

    NYCFC Member

    That was already disabled. Omitting xf_search would be done through host database management? I'm assuming, rather than via Xenforo?
     
  5. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Yes, you just omit/deselect the table when taking the backup.
     
  6. NYCFC

    NYCFC Member

    Don't mean to be a pain. Don't have option to unselect anything.
    I'll shoot the host an email
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  7. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    You would need to contact your host then if you are using some sort of control panel backup function.
     
  8. viper357

    viper357 Active Member

    If that is disabled does it then empty the table? Or will I have to do that manually? What is the table name? Thank you.
     
  9. AndyB

    AndyB Well-Known Member

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    viper357 Active Member

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