I was looking for a way to manually set the Boost expiry time of a node and happened to chance upon the boost_cache table. There is an expire column and I am assuming that it contains the timestamp denoting the expiry time of the database. Then I happened to see the timer column and now I am confused as to which column houses the expire timestamp. Could someone explain?

Site runs on Drupal 6.


Basing on boost_schema(), the description of those fields is the following:

  • expire: UNIX timestamp for the expiration date of cached page
  • timer: Time in milliseconds that the page took to be generated

The expiration time is contained in the "expire" database column.

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    Thanks. That does nail the thing. Now I know what the hook_schema stands for.
    – Binny
    Jan 7 '13 at 17:13
  • You are very welcome. :)
    – apaderno
    Jan 7 '13 at 17:15

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