delete-database

Deletes a child database from the current database.

fauna delete-database DBNAME

Description

The delete-database command deletes a child database. If you don’t pass any options at the command line, Fauna uses the default options specified in the fauna-shell configuration file.

This command deletes the database and all of its contents.

Arguments

Argument Description

DBNAME

The name of the database to delete.

Options

Option Description

--domain=<domain>

Optional - The Fauna server domain, that is, the hostname where Fauna is running. Defaults to db.fauna.com.

--endpoint=<endpoint>

Optional - The name of the endpoint to use for the command.

--port=<port>

Optional - The connection port. Defaults to 8443.

--scheme=<scheme>

Optional - The connection scheme. Must be one of https or http. Defaults to https.

--secret=<secret>

Optional - The secret to use. A secret authenticates your connection to Fauna, and connects you to a specific database.

--timeout=<timeout>

Optional - The connection timeout, an integer number of milliseconds. When the specified period has elapsed, fauna-shell stops waiting for a response and displays an error.

The default is zero, which means that fauna-shell waits until a response is received.

Examples

Assume that the current database has only one child database, my_test_db. To delete it, run:

fauna delete-database my_test_db
deleting database 'my_test_db'
database 'my_test_db' deleted

To verify that the database was deleted, run fauna shell and query the list of child databases; you see that there are now none:

fauna shell
Connected to https://db.fauna.com
Type Ctrl+D or .exit to exit the shell
Paginate(Databases())
{ data: [] }

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