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I have a Joomla website, and somehow, the database shows duplicate entries for every table row. The duplicates all start with bak_. I assume it was caused by some sort of backup process, but this has never happened with any of my other Joomla sites. I always just export the database periodically to perform backups.

Stupid question, but is it safe to simply drop all the bak_ tables? Will my website be unaffected? I assume so, but I want to be sure.

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You dont need to worry about these tables. They are generated from the Akeeba Backup extension when you perform a backup.

You can drop these table and no, your site won't be affected.

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