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If you have ever installed Joomla to a database already used for a previous Joomla install AND in doing so have selected the option to backup existing tables in that database, those databases will continue to use up space on your hosting account for no purpose. Also, while they remain, the old information in them is vulnerable to exploit by hackers should your site be compromised. How to remove BAK_ backup tables from your Joomla Database is what today's #maintenancemonday is all about.




  • Maintenance Monday Live Stream #052 on YouTube discussing removal of BAK_ backup tables from Joomla database.
    - Tim Davis hosts the stream, addressing issues related to these tables.
    - The bak_ tables can be found in Joomla database due to specific installation options.
    - Situations leading to presence of these tables include opting not to wipe existing tables during Joomla installation.
    - These tables can compromise data security in case of site compromise.
    - Removing bak_ tables is advised to prevent potential vulnerabilities.
    - Two methods discussed: Using "My Joomla" tool and manual removal through PHPMyAdmin.
    - Tim demonstrates using "My Joomla" tool to fix and remove bak_ tables.
    - Manual removal involves accessing PHPMyAdmin in web hosting package, selecting bak_ tables, and dropping them.
    - Tim emphasizes the need for regular backups before manipulating database.
    - Tim promotes his Joomla tutorials, encourages subscriptions, and thanks viewers for support.

Monday Maintenance 052


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Tim Davis is the founder and owner of Cybersalt.
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