influxctl database delete

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The influxctl database delete command deletes a database from an InfluxDB cluster.


influxctl database delete [command options] [--force] <DATABASE_NAME> [<DATABASE_NAME_N>...]

Cannot be undone

Deleting a database is a destructive action that cannot be undone.

Cannot reuse deleted database names

After deleting a database, you cannot reuse the name of the deleted database when creating a new database.


Argument Description
DATABASE_NAME Name of the database to delete


Flag Description
--force Do not prompt for confirmation to delete (default is false)
-h --help Output command help


Delete a database named “mydb”
influxctl database delete mydb
Delete multiple databases
influxctl database delete mydb1 mydb2

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The future of Flux

Flux is going into maintenance mode. You can continue using it as you currently are without any changes to your code.

Flux is going into maintenance mode and will not be supported in InfluxDB 3.0. This was a decision based on the broad demand for SQL and the continued growth and adoption of InfluxQL. We are continuing to support Flux for users in 1.x and 2.x so you can continue using it with no changes to your code. If you are interested in transitioning to InfluxDB 3.0 and want to future-proof your code, we suggest using InfluxQL.

For information about the future of Flux, see the following: