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    we have 24mm posts in our vBulletin 3.8, we tried to prune all old posts that are 6 months or older.

    The prune page in vBulletin seems to be dying before it can complete (I get server stopped responding). I tried deleting all posts from 6 months back and before, and the VM was unreachable for a few hours (later on, I tried to SSH in and couldn't). Afterwards, the VM was reachable again, but none of the posts seemed to be missing. I tried Rebuild Forum Information, but nothing seemed to happen.

    Is there some manual way to prune threads? Or command-line version would be also helpful.


  • #2
    So you're trying to prune a 20+ million posts? Thats going to take some serious pruning sheers. I would suggest starting with a MUCH smaller chunk of data.


    • #3
      We managed to prune 30,000 threads at 1000 threads per minute.
      We have 2.4 million threads total, so this would take the better part of a week...

      If anybody have done any quicker ways, much appreciated.


      • #4
        Give your VM more memory so the scripts can handle larger blocks.
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        Wayne Luke
        The Rabid Badger - a vBulletin Cloud demonstration site.
        vBulletin 5 API - Full / Mobile
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Wayne Luke View Post
          Give your VM more memory so the scripts can handle larger blocks.
          Thanks for the suggestion.


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