my question is: is there a way to verify that an attachment file is actually linked to somewhere on my message board?
id like to get rid of any unnecessary attachments, since my forums are about 30gb uncompressed (about 3.7gb gzipped) and i have a feeling that there's about 15,000 pictures/attachments sitting around on my server that im not sure where they are and probably aren't attached to any posts. the gallery plugin i was using on vb was pretty popular with my users, so it's no joke that it's about 15,000 images.
my main reasoning for this is so i can move onto a cheaper vps, but my message board will probably be to big for it, so if there's files i can get rid of, id like to find out how!
p.s. when i converted to xenforo, the converter i used pulled all the pictures from the vb gallery plugin into a forum section as threads, but i deleted that section and the threads. i assume the attachments would stay on the server though?