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  • Resolved RyanPrentiss


    My _options table has 1,838,832 records, and is 1.16 GB in size. I have run WP_Optimize a couple times successfully removing all junk and transient records; however the _options table remains tremendously bloated, and I receive the following error for about 30 secs following each optimization attempt.

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    Any help in correcting my database issue would be greatly appreciated.

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  • David Uzelac


    Support Contributor

    Hey there!

    Have you looked into this?

    Optimizing Your WordPress Database – A Complete Guide

    Might help you optimize your database a bit better, let me know if any information there was useful to you.



    Contact your hosting company, they might be able to help.

    Thanks for the help guys.

    After looking into the _options table I realized there are a LOT of cached cart records. I was able to clear the cache via Woocommerce -> System Status -> Tools -> Clear All Customer Sessions. This sent 1.16G of my 1.26G _options size to overhead which I was able to easily remove by rerunning WP_Optimize.

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