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Commands: How to create or delete database?

This article will describe the following commands that enable you to manage databases on a server:
- CreateDatabase
- DeleteDatabase
- EnsureDatabaseExists

CreateDatabase

This method is used to create a new database on a server.

Syntax

public void createDatabase(DatabaseDocument databaseDocument);

Parameters
databaseDocument DatabaseDocument A document containing all configuration options for new database (e.g. active bundles, name/id, path to data)

Example

// create database 'NewDatabase' with 'PeriodicExport' bundle enabled
DatabaseDocument databaseDocument = new DatabaseDocument();
databaseDocument.setId("NewDatabase");
Map<String, String> settings = new HashMap<>();
settings.put("Raven/ActiveBundles", "PeriodicExport");
settings.put("Raven/DataDir", "~\\Databases\\NewDatabase");
databaseDocument.setSettings(settings);
store.getDatabaseCommands().getGlobalAdmin().createDatabase(databaseDocument);

DeleteDatabase

This method is used to delete a database from a server, with a possibility to remove all the data from hard drive.

Syntax

public void deleteDatabase(String dbName);
public void deleteDatabase(String dbName, boolean hardDelete);

Parameters
dbName String Name of a database to delete
hardDelete bool Should all data be removed (data files, indexing files, etc.). Default: false

Example

store.getDatabaseCommands().getGlobalAdmin().deleteDatabase("NewDatabase", true);

EnsureDatabaseExists

This extension method creates database on a server with default configuration and indexes if that database does not exist.

Syntax

public void ensureDatabaseExists(String name);
public void ensureDatabaseExists(String name, boolean ignoreFailures);

Parameters
name String Name of a database that will be created if it does not exist
ignoreFailures boolean Ignore any exceptions that could have occurred during database creation. Default: false

Example

store.getDatabaseCommands().getGlobalAdmin().ensureDatabaseExists("NewDatabase", false);