Someone reported a 2 Gig database...

... and that is extremely big.

Some database tables can become exceedingly large, and it makes sense to check whether you really need all that data that is eating up your storage space. Some hosters set a limit on the size of a database, that too would be a reason for some database housekeeping.

This came up in a Facebook post, and it happened that Tim Davies (of Basic Joomla Tutorials on YouTube) joined the discussion. He went and made a video tutorial about database maintenance there and then: Database too big? How to fix it!

Highly recommended.

Another thing that needs to be added to the general maintenance of a site, even if you probably don't need to do this very often...