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Topic   GameTZ was down for yearly archiving

bill
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 28 Reviews
12-Jan-2022(#1)
I rebuilt the forum archive just now. I do this once a year to maintain the forum's snappy performance.

I move old topics to the archive so the active set of topics is smaller and thus faster for the database.
I also did the yearly offer/trade message archiving.

It took 18 minutes this year.

Given the shorter time from previous years, I decided to just do it without posting this warning first.

tonymack21
GameTZ Subscriber 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 3 Reviews
* 14-Jan-2022(#2)
"I decided to just do it without posting this warning first"

we know its just that you're super fast at it because you're secretly a wizard

bill
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 28 Reviews
15-Jan-2022(#3)
I think the speed up is because there's less data to archive.

A couple years ago, I started deleting >5 year old forum data.

Notably, I have another website that is part of this yearly archiving. There's a final step where I run an "optimize" on all the tables, including there other site's database. Recently, I deleted a lot of that site's older data. So, that likely shave a good amount of time off the process too.
Boss
GameTZ Subscriber 700 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (8) Secret Santa
31-Jan-2022(#4)
With the Random Pic Thread losing steam the archive time seems much more improved.

Topic   GameTZ was down for yearly archiving