I have a site with very high volumes of data (1000+ nodes per day * 3+ years and growing each day). When we need to create a development snapshot of this database it takes FOREVER to import it.
I know this is a long shot, but is there a way to export this database without our node data? Specifically which tables can we excise?
I know as we add more and more custom modules, more and more things will break when we do something like this. But let's say we are just using Drupal 6 core modules with CCK. Would it be possible then? If not, what would we break by doing this and could breaking it be fixed?