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    In moving a couple of article sites, I discovered that they were huge. Looking at the databases in phpmyadmin, I found a table created by the cbnet ping optimizer that was responsible for 50% of the size. I uninstalled the plugin and dropped the table. But the site size is still the same.

    What do I have to do to get my space back again? Where did the dropped table go?


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  • The dropped table was deleted. In SQL, “drop” means “delete”. And there isn’t any recyle bin, so once it’s gone, it’s gone for good.

    Your sites size is most likely calculated at a set interval, and not dynamically every time that you look at a page that shows you what the total size is. Finding the entire size each time a page is shown is a huge strain on the server, so things like that are done peridically. I’d suggest that you wait a while, possibly even a day, and see if it changes. if not, ask your web host and they can tell you if that helped or not.

    Thanks so much for the advice. I’ll do as you say. I made a note of the size so I can check later.

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