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Removes a database.
dropdb [connection_option ...] [-e] [-i] dbname dropdb --help dropdb --version
dropdb destroys an existing database. The user who executes this command must be a superuser or the owner of the database being dropped.
dropdb is a wrapper around the SQL command DROP DATABASE. See the Greenplum Database Reference Guide for information about DROP DATABASE.
- The name of the database to be removed.
- -e | --echo
- Echo the commands that dropdb generates and sends to the server.
- -i | --interactive
- Issues a verification prompt before doing anything destructive.
- -h host | --host host
- The host name of the machine on which the Greenplum master database server is running. If not specified, reads from the environment variable PGHOST or defaults to localhost.
- -p port | --port port
- The TCP port on which the Greenplum master database server is listening for connections. If not specified, reads from the environment variable PGPORT or defaults to 5432.
- -U username | --username username
- The database role name to connect as. If not specified, reads from the environment variable PGUSER or defaults to the current system role name.
- -w | --no-password
- Never issue a password prompt. If the server requires password authentication and a password is not available by other means such as a .pgpass file, the connection attempt will fail. This option can be useful in batch jobs and scripts where no user is present to enter a password.
- -W | --password
- Force a password prompt.
To destroy the database named demo using default connection parameters:
To destroy the database named demo using connection options, with verification, and a peek at the underlying command:
dropdb -p 54321 -h masterhost -i -e demo Database "demo" will be permanently deleted. Are you sure? (y/n) y DROP DATABASE "demo" DROP DATABASE