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MySQL database cleanup

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Hi, I got a question to solve a php website / database issue. Having no knowlegde of MySQL databases, I have to cleanup a database because it has become too large. This website uses a forum, phpBB software.

The problem is probably simple, the database has had no maintenance,but I need to knw which action to take (without knowlegde of MySQL) to clean the database up without causing problems or losiing information.

In the web admin folder I see an overview of tables and in particular 3 tables take a lot of space:

phpbb_posts
phpbb_wordmatch
phpbb_wordlist

See attached screenshot. What action can I take best?

Thanks,

Richard Screenshot MySQL Admin
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