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[resolved] Is removing the orphaned postmeta and transient options safe? (8 posts)

  1. berartvisualdesign
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    How safe is it to Remove the orphaned postmeta and transient options? If this fails is there a way back? Is there any change the site will stop working correctly? Please advice I did not dare to remove them yet but there a lot on my website.

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  2. .gabriel.
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    I've run both options once so far and had no issues, having removed 80 transient options and over 6,000 orphaned postmeta. The amount of orphaned postmeta was about what I expected for the site and after the removal everything checked out OK.

    That being said, you should always backup your WordPress database before trying new or updated plugins; if there is a problem, you can restore the backup.

  3. ruhanirabin
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 9 months ago #

    There were some rare cases so I had to mark it at RED. Otherwise I ran all those in 5 of my sites no problem

  4. berartvisualdesign
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Thx! Still a bit afraid that all will break, but I have a lot of data to remove so it owuld be woth doing it ... anybody else any experiance with this new option?

  5. ruhanirabin
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 9 months ago #

    @berartvisualdesign - keeping a backup would be a safe choice :)

  6. PaulCashmere
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    I have 5800 "transient options' listed for removal. What exactly is a transient file and what size are they traditionally? Do they generally cause disruptions to a site?

  7. princessnyny
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Hi-
    I'm a newbie. What are "transient options" and what are "orphaned post meta"???
    Thanks

  8. ruhanirabin
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 8 months ago #

    a plugin should not keep permanent settings in a transient options. It should have a permanent place for those options.

    Here is a detail from WordPress codex :
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Transients_API
    "transients should be used to store any data that is expected to expire, or which can expire at any time. Transients should also never be assumed to be in the database, since they may not be stored there at all."

    So, if some plugin stores data in transient .. it should not failed to work if the transient data is not there.

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