# Console - DROP DATABASE

The Drop Database command definitely deletes a database. If a database is open and no database name is used, then the current database will be deleted. NOTE: Unless you've made backups there is no way to restore a deleted database.

## Syntax

For database opened using "local" protocol:

DROP DATABASE


To remove a database hosted in a remote OrientDB Server you need the credential to do it at the target OrientDB server:

DROP DATABASE <database-name> <server-username> <server-userpassword>


Where:

• database-name is the name of database. If not specified means the current database if it's opened
• server-username is the name of the server's user with privileges to drop the database

## Examples

Delete the current local database:

DROP DATABASE


Delete the remote database "demo" hosted on localhost:

DROP DATABASE remote:localhost/demo root 5B1A917B20C78ECAA219E37CFDDA6598D4D62CE68DD82E5B05D4949758A66828


To create a new database use the Create Database command.

To know more about other SQL commands look at SQL commands.

This is a command of the Orient console. To know all the commands go to Console-Commands.