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Question: How do I shrink the size of the Foxhound database?

Answer:

One method is to use the Foxhound upgrade process to purge old sample data by reinstalling Foxhound and specifying FOXHOUND5UPGRADE = yyyymmdd or nnn when the prompt appears during the post-setup process. For more information see

How do I reinstall Foxhound?

Even if you use a very old value of FOXHOUND5UPGRADE = yyyymmdd or a very large value of FOXHOUND5UPGRADE = nnn to copy all of the sample data, the Foxhound database will probably shrink somewhat because the reinstallation process removes free space.

Another method is to let the purge process delete old and/or uninteresting sample data and then reinstall Foxhound as follows:

  • Use the Foxhound Options - Purge Process feature to speed up the deletion of old sample data.
  • Wait until the background purge process has had enough time to increase the amount of free space to the level you want; for example, from 2% to 75%.

    This may take a few hours or even days if you have a lot of data to delete; watch the amount of free space displayed by the Foxhound Options - Purge Process feature.

  • Reinstall Foxhound following these instructions.

    This process will create and reload a new Foxhhound database with just the remaining data and much less free space.

See also...
How do I reinstall Foxhound?
Help - Foxhound Options - Purge Process


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