Headless client database logging issue

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I run 2 headless clients on my server and have just noticed it is filling my db with useless crap.  Any way to disable this?

If not what is the best method to remove all the entries on a scheduled basis?


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A couple hundred of mysql entries won't matter at all, however you can infact clean it up quite easily with a mysql query running on cron.

For example:

DELETE FROM account WHERE name = headlessclient;

You could put this in a PHP script:

// database connect
$mysqli = new mysqli('localhost', 'USERNAME', 'PASSWORD', 'DATABASE');
if ($mysqli->connect_error) {
    die('Error : ('. $mysqli->connect_errno .') '. $mysqli->connect_error);

// check if there are any headlessclient rows
$checkrows = mysqli_query($mysqli, "SELECT * FROM account WHERE name = 'headlessclient'");
if(mysqli_num_rows($checkrows) > 0) {

    // delete the rows
	$query = "DELETE FROM account WHERE name = headlessclient";
	if (!mysqli_query($mysqli, $query)) {
		  die('Error: ' . mysqli_error($mysqli));

	echo "Rows deleted.";
} else {
	echo "No rows found.";


Backup first, i haven't tested the above.

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