Maintenance complete — all is well
The engineering gnomes successfully performed the database maintenance this morning. All is back to normal.
For those among you that share this author’s sleep-deprived, caffeine addicted and woefully under appreciated engineering career path here is what we did today.
Brring’s systems started life based on a popular content management system. After a few months of development we realized that it was not a good fit for the website we were building so we ditched it. However, since we had a fair amount of data already loaded into the database we decided to keep it as-is and drop the unnecessary stuff later. Well, it’s later.
Today we dropped a slew of unused tables from our production database. We, of course, performed a good deal of testing on our development system before rolling this out. The good news is that we now have a lean, mean, database schema (yes, I realize that does not rhyme) that has about 1/2 the number of tables of the original.