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The Alternative Database Cache module is a drop-in replacement for Drupal Core's default cache implementation. Its goal is to fix long-standing problems with Drupal's core caching mechanism.

Improvements

  Drupal Core ADBC
On cron, w/out minimum lifetime Cache is wiped on every cron run Cache is wiped at a configurable interval (default: once per 24hrs).
On cron, w/minimum lifetime set Cron deletes all cache entries no more than once per cache_lifetime. Cron deletes only cache entries older than cache_lifetime at a configurable interval.
On content change, w/out minimum lifetime Page/block caches completely cleared every time content is saved.
On content change, w/minimum lifetime set If page/block caches were last cleared more than cache_lifetime ago, both bins are emptied. Otherwise, no action is taken. Page/block cache entries older than cache_lifetime are deleted.

Installation

  1. Enable this module like you would any module, whether at /admin/modules or via drush.
  2. In your settings.php file, you'll need to add the following lines to force Drupal to use the ADBC backend.
    /**
     * ADBC settings.
     */
    $conf['cache_backends'][] = 'sites/all/modules/adbc/adbc.cache.inc';
    $conf['cache_default_class'] = 'AlternativeDrupalDatabaseCache';
    
  3. You may need to change the path to adbc.cache.inc depending on how your site's structure is set up.
  4. Once enabled, the module exposes a new "Cache garbage collection frequency" setting in the performance settings page. It defaults to 24 hours, but you may want to set this lower or higher depending on your needs.

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