Using EM Version 5.2.6
I'm the go-to wordpress guy for a community website which has lots of events - about 5 per day.
Folks were happily adding daily occurring events that didn't stop recurring until 2016. As far as they're concerned, that shouldn't be a problem.
However, it brought the admin page to its knees and eventually they were unable to add any events - the add event page was just blank. I think this was a combination of memory overload (upping the config to 256Mb didn't help) and the script timing out. There was nothing in the error logs specifically to help route out the problem.
Strangely enough, all other parts of the plugin worked fine...
So I have started to cut down on the 9000+ events that are published.
Trouble is, if I edit a previously published recurring event template and change the dates, not all posts are removed properly.
I now see that EM uses now custom post types so using phpMyAdmin to edit stuff is that much more difficult.
Can some clever person give me some hints as to how to slim down my events without having to go through one at a time - I guess I just need a groovy relational mysql call - I just don't know what that is!
Thanks in advance