DROP FILESPACE

DROP FILESPACE

Removes a filespace.

Synopsis

DROP FILESPACE [IF EXISTS] filespacename

Description

DROP FILESPACE removes a filespace definition and its system-generated data directories from the system.

A filespace can only be dropped by its owner or a superuser. The filespace must be empty of all tablespace objects before it can be dropped. It is possible that tablespaces in other databases may still be using a filespace even if no tablespaces in the current database are using the filespace.

Parameters

IF EXISTS
Do not throw an error if the filespace does not exist. A notice is issued in this case.
tablespacename
The name of the filespace to remove.

Examples

Remove the tablespace myfs:

DROP FILESPACE myfs;

Compatibility

There is no DROP FILESPACE statement in the SQL standard or in PostgreSQL.

See Also

ALTER FILESPACE, DROP TABLESPACE, gpfilespace in the Greenplum Database Utility Guide