Magento Logs – How to Reduce your Magento Database Size

For busy Magento sites the log files bloat the database in a matter of minutes. The largest Magento logs are typically log_url_info, log_visitor_info, and log_url. This posts will walk you through how to minimize your Magento logs to keep your database size reasonable while not loosing an unnecessary amount of information.

Magento log files

Set your Magento Crons to Reduce the Database Size

Option 1. Clear the Magento Dabase Logs – The first option is to set the Magento crons to run frequently to clear these tables out.

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Use Amazon RDS for Your Magento Logs

Option 2. Edit Magento to use Amazon RDS.
This requires some development work. Fruition just completed this for a client and will post a full right up soon.

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Brad Anderson is the founder and CEO of Fruition. Brad combined his passion for marketing, technology, innovation and data-based decision making into a successful national digital marketing agency when he created the Denver-based Fruition. Brad brings the unique perspective of an expert marketer, board member, agency owner and entrepreneur to his career and his thought-leadership writing.

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