## What were you doing with last year logs?

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Originally posted at 4/11/2011

I was trying to take a backup of my blog to see if I can do some fancy stuff there, when I realized that the blog backup was 2 GB (!) in size. Now, I know that I post a lot, but I don’t think that I post that much.

As it turns out, the problem was with unbounded logs that started taking up most of the space in the database:

In general, when building applications that are meant to run over long periods of time without attention, it is better to have some way of getting rid of unimportant information automatically.