Our server has a large MyISAM MySQL table that is no longer needed and is currently crashed. If we repair it then it greatly slows down our server consuming sources and it's almost 50GB so the process will take a very long time.
Can we safely delete the .myd and .myi files for the table manually? What would be the proper procedure for this to not affect the other tables. Would MySQL simply need to be restarted after we delete the files or are there more steps to this?