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Identify and delete non-useful files on database hosts taking space unnecesarily
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After T182450, this could be a generalized problems. Files to handle include:

  • Old database files from databases that are no longer live
  • One time local dumps/backups that are no longer necessary
  • Rests of older binlogs
  • Rests of xtrabackup log and other files

We need to identify them and delete them, as they could be taking a non-trivial amount of space. This is not a priority (there is no known ongoing isssues), and it has to be done very carefully, as it would be easy to delete by mistake used files and not notice after a restart, causing an outage. So this should have very low priority.

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jcrespo created this task.Dec 11 2017, 9:37 AM
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jcrespo triaged this task as Low priority.Dec 11 2017, 9:37 AM
jcrespo moved this task from Triage to Backlog on the DBA board.