I have deleted tens of thousands of spam pages in a MediaWiki instance painstakingly. Now I realize the old versions of those pages still occupy database space and present a kind of garbage in the MediaWiki. How to efficiently delete those old versions?
I presume, deleted articles have now a status
archived, because if article is deleted by admin, it s removed into
This solution is for real admins:
This solution is for bloody rookies:
- Go into the database with your db-manager of choice,
- mark all items in the
archivetable and delete them.