[Mediawiki-l] Delete User contributions and Logs
s.vanslyck at spamcop.net
Wed Jan 30 10:21:48 UTC 2008
Backing up the database is great - but I've yet to see a clear and
concise set of instructions for doing so which doesn't assume a lot of
knowledge and experience on the part of the user. For example, I
exported all my pages once - and there were maybe 20 or so - and could
not re-import. The default settings for memory wouldn't permit it and I
never was able to figure out exactly what to tweak to get this basic
> ^_^ Actually, most of the maintenance scripts are just old cruft... Most
> of them don't get any attention paid to them or are even maintained.
> Previously stated as per: emufarmers at gmail.com
> The only script I know of that's _confirmed_ to be safe to run under 1.11 is
> update.php, but most of them _should_ work. Probably. Anyway, would you
> run something called deleteOldRevisions.php without a backup? :)
> So running any of the mantenance scripts is fine, just don't be the
> idiot that never backs up their database before trying something out.
> Attempting to do anything involving database alterations is stupid if
> you haven't backed up.
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