Every time I create a database backup, I find myself instinctively clearing the cache first. My gut tells me that any cached data would be unnecessarily included in the export.

Is this helpful, or am I just being OCD?

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Is this helpful, or am I just being OCD?

Completely OCD. :)

The database backup class already excludes unnecessary tables like asset indexing data, sessions, template caches, etc. during a backup.


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    Boom... and I see all three templatecache tables listed there. Didn't even think about assets or sessions!
    – Lindsey D
    Jan 28, 2016 at 19:42

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