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    I have about 300,000 posts and in recent months I haven't been able to delete anything. I'm always timed out. I've tried deleting threads at 3am with no success. Is there anything I can edit to speed up the process and prevent myself from being timed out? Thanks.

  • #2
    Are you trying to prune or just delete one post?

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    • #3
      Just trying to delete select posts - either deleting the whole thread or individual posts.

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      • #4
        In php.ini try setting "max_execution_time" to a higher amount (60, 90)

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        • #5
          I did that and then attempted to restart apache and now I'm getting this error:

          Fatal error: Call to undefined function: mysql_connect() in /home/sites/home/web/boards/admin/db_mysql.php on line 40

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          • #6
            When I do some forum cleaning I always start by deleting the search index, I don't know if that would help the timeout problem but the actual deleting is about 20 times faster if not more. The difference is just huge.

            Then when I'm done I just re-index, and while that may take some time I believe that over all it's a faster way especially if you trim down to about 100k or 120k posts.

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