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Pack Your Data or Pack It Up
Packing the databases is something that must be done regularly and is not unique to Miva Merchant.  This tidies up your database files and actually deletes records that you have marked for deletion but have not yet been deleted.   When you delete a record from your database, e.g. a customer record, a product, or a category, it is not really deleted until you "pack" the database.  Think of it as the defragmentation function or the maintenance wizard in your PC.  Many times, removing modules that you no longer need, or replacing one for another will not take effect until you pack.   If you do not pack your databases regularly, you are more likely to have your databases corrupted, and that will get your store down and may require costly repair.

You need to pack both the store databases AND the domain databases.  If you have more than one store under your domain you have to pack each store's database and the domains database.  The packing function is under the "Utilities" link.

exclaim.gif (988 bytes) Create a reminder on one of the free calendars on the internet (e.g. Yahoo.com) to remind you to pack. Have it send you e-mail at least 3 times a week. If you have a busy store pack everyday.  Packing only takes 3 minutes including the time it takes you to login and logout...DO IT!

 

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