How can I make the backups of my WordPress database files smaller

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asked Apr 3, 2012 in Database by biba23 (340 points)
Hello there..

The backups of my WordPress database files are way too large, can anyone tell me how can I make them smaller?

thank you

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answered Apr 3, 2012 by expert (14,380 points)
Certain plugins can cause large database backup files. If you’re using a common backup tool, you should be able to select the specific tables included in the database backup file. Include only the tables that are important to your site's data in your backup file.You should delete old image files that you no longer use.
This should make the database backup size smaller.
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