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    I just compared an SQL dump of my forum I did in March, and one I just did today (2nd June).

    The one from March is 57 megs, the one I just did is only 48 megs. How is this so?!

    The forum has gained around 400 new members since March, and the posts have continued of course. So how can my forum be shrinking?!

    FYI: I did the backup via SSH using the mysqldump command.

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    I would have to look at the two backups. If you have phpmyadmin on your server, you can restore each backup file to a database and compare the tables in each database. You can download phpmyadmin here -


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