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SAP Sybase SQL Anywhere 16.0 » SQL Anywhere Server - Database Administration » SQL Anywhere database connections » Database file types


Dropping a database (dberase utility)

Drop a database by using the dberase utility, which deletes all tables and data from disk, including the transaction log that records alterations to the database. All database files are read-only to prevent accidental modification or deletion of database files.


The database to be dropped must not be running when the dberase utility is used.

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The dberase utility does not drop dbspaces. To drop a dbspace, use the DROP DBSPACE statement.

  • Run the dberase utility.


The database has been erased.


If necessary, use the DROP DBSPACE statement.


The following command drops the temp database.

dberase c:\temp\temp.db

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