Create a database.


fauna create-database DBNAME [--url <value>] [--timeout <value>] [--secret <value>] [--endpoint <value>] [--environment <value>]


The create-database command creates a database with the provided database name.

If command line options are omitted, Fauna uses the default configuration file options.

You can’t use this command to create a parent or peer database. To create a database outside of the current database, log into the Fauna Dashboard.


Argument Description


Database name.


Option Description


Connection endpoint, from the ~/.fauna-shell file.


Environment to use, from a Fauna project.


Help for create-database command.


Secret key. Overrides the secret in the ~/.fauna-shell file.


Connection timeout (milliseconds).


Database URL. Overrides the URL in the \~/.fauna-shell file.


Create a database called my-test-db:

fauna create-database my-test-db
creating database my-test-db

  created database 'my-test-db'

  To start a shell with your new database, run:

  fauna shell 'my-test-db'

  Or, to create an application key for your database, run:

  fauna create-key 'my-test-db'

Verify the database is created:

fauna list-databases
listing databases

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