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  • [Forum] Phantom tables? (412 tables in DB)

    Today sometime after I launched my website, (I am pretty sure there were not there when I launched), a bunch of new tables showed up in my DB, a lot of them are forum tables without my defined prefix...Any ideas on what this is? Is it normal?

    My config file cleary defines a prefix...nothing else on the server uses that DB.

    // ****** TABLE PREFIX ******
    // Prefix that your vBulletin tables have in the database.
    $config['Database']['tableprefix'] = 'xxxxxx_';
    Heres a screenshot:

    Again the site is running fine, (still working on the style) but here it is:
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  • #2
    I need to know if this is normal, forum is getting traffic and I would hate to have to do a reinstall or ideas at all?


    • #3
      I have about 240 tables and they all begin with my prefix.


      • #4
        Is it possible you did 2 installs by accident or unintentionally, one with the prefix and one without?


        • #5
          I doubt it, is there any way to check which tables are not being used by my current install?

          Heres what I did, created the DB, installed 3.8.2 with prefix, imported a phpbb 2 db (impex was set to prefix), upgraded to 4, with prefix in the config...

          IDK, again, anyway to check?


          • #6
            Maybe you should open a support ticket, I would only be guessing, and you need database help to remove the extra tables. All I can say is make sure you have a backup first!


            • #7
              Thanks, I used Impex to figure out what tables I needed and didnt, I will have to see of those tables come back!


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