Deleting a database in MySQL or MariaDB is an essential task for any database administrator. It is crucial to ensure that you have properly backed up any necessary data and that you understand the implications of this action, as deleting a database is irreversible. Additionally, it is important to revoke user permissions for the dropped database, ensuring that there are no lingering permissions or security risks associated with the deleted database.
MySQL and MariaDB are very similar in terms of their syntax and commands, which makes it easy to perform tasks like database deletion and revoking user permissions. To delete a database and revoke user permissions, you will need to have administrative access to the MySQL or MariaDB server and know the name of the database and the user(s) associated with it.
This guide provides a step-by-step process to delete a database and revoke user permissions in MySQL and MariaDB. Follow these steps carefully, and always remember to double-check your commands before executing them to avoid any unwanted consequences.
mysql -u root -p
REVOKE ALL PRIVILEGES ON database_name.* FROM 'username'@'localhost';
SHOW GRANTS FOR 'username'@'localhost';
DROP DATABASE database_name;
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