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Dropping unused atmail, horde, roundcube, and logaholicDB MySQL databases

Discussion in 'Database Discussion' started by watertower, Mar 8, 2014.

  1. watertower

    watertower Registered

    Mar 8, 2014
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    These databases existing within MySQL:
    • atmail
    • horde
    • roundcube
    • logaholicDB

    They don't have any content other than their preloaded settings. These mail programs have never been used.

    I don't use them. Atmail (which I now now is defunct) appears to be a remnant (I saw not reference within WHM), as its directory and uninstall script doesn't even exist as specified here:

    horde and roundcube are enabled (seemingly by default) in WHM, but none of my accounts have or currently use them.

    There's a logaholicDB database (for every account), but it's disabled in WHM, so I don't know how they ever got there.

    So my question is, is there a proper way to get rid of these unused databases so that they'll never return, even on a server restart? These near-400 tables are a waste of space.

    I assume I should just disable horde & roundcube within WHM's Tweak Settings, then drop those two databases as well as atmail and logaholicDB. But is that all I need to do? I don't want to leave orphan entries around that also need to be flushed. Are there directories that also need to be deleted?

    I just want to make sure I don't break anything or leave open a hole for something to fall through because I didn't remove things tidily and properly.

  2. cPanelMichael

    cPanelMichael Technical Support Community Manager
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    Apr 11, 2011
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    Hello :)

    You can disable Roundcube/Horde/Logaholic via Web Host Manager but the databases are populated during cPanel updates. Thus, you would have to setup a hook that deletes the databases after each cPanel update. I'm not sure there is much benefit to removing the databases. The space you save in minimal.

    Thank you.
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