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Confluence 6.2.x MySQL DB Cleanup

Our Confluence server's disk usage is growing.
EVENTS.ibd and BODYCONTENT.ibd taking maximum space under Confluence DB directory.

Wondering if there's any way to clean up DB and reclaim space. MySQL version is 5.x.
Operating system is Red Hat Linux.

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The only way to reclaim disk space in a Confluence system is to reduce the amount of content you have.  You shouldn't be thinking about the database size, all that is doing is trapping your data, individual table sizes have no relevance because most people don't even know what is in them, let alone actually care.

To clean up the DB and reclaim space, without crippling or destroying your Confluence, do some housekeeping - delete old pages, spaces, and attachments that are no longer useful.

Makes sense. Will do.

Thank you! :)

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