Easily remove unused MySQL databases

Posted by Sander_Marechal on Sep 20, 2011 7:07 PM EDT
Lone Wolves; By Sander Marechal
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I use PHPUnit and the DbUnit extension for my unit tests. Because I use InnoDB tables with foreign keys I cannot use an SQLite database or temporary tables to run my unittests on. So, I have set up a separate MySQL server to run all my unittests on. The only downside is that after a while, you get a bunch of unused databases on the server. So, I have written a simple bash cronjob that deletes all databases from the server that have not been used for some time.

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