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Deleting databases

Discussion in 'Database Discussions' started by DuckieN, Sep 30, 2004.

  1. DuckieN

    DuckieN Member

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    I have a few verisons of my forums stored in my database. Initially, my forum was php-nuke which I didn't like. It was having major problems. Then I had someone install a easyphp forum for me because I was told it was earier to manage. He was having difficulties with it as well. Now I have yet another verison which I am happy with. These other versions are still in my cpanel and on my server. Is it safe to delete the unwanted ones and if I do, will it affect the current running version that I'm happy with? I afraid if I delete the other two it will somehow screw up the correct one! What is the best way to handle this?
     
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    dazerrackers Well-Known Member

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    Well if you've converted then it's safe to delete them. If you haven't then it's still safe. But im not quite sure what the whole situation is i hope i've helped ;)
     
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    if the currently working one isnt dependent on the old ones; then you can delete the old ones; provided you can keep the users intact with their passwords.

    and on another note; instead of deleting; you can move the database at /var/lib/mysql and check for its functionality and then confirm a delete.
     
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    thanks for the information.
     
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