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Re: Using Perl to clean up DBs?

by davidrw (Prior)
on Jul 13, 2005 at 19:15 UTC ( #474657=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Using Perl to clean up DBs?

if it's just a partial truncation, you can just do it directly (no perl) from cron with the mysql cmdline utility. I don't know the syntax offhand so i'll use postgres as an example cron entry:
0 1 * * * psql -U username dbname -c "delete from yourtable where now( +) - logdate > 8"
As for how to whack logs, you might consider just dumping last week's to a temp table.. or maybe dump to disk before you delete .. depends on your needs/resources (disk space).

Also, if there needs to be more logic involved, SQL::Abstract or Class::DBI could be big assests for the task.

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