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Remove-DbaDatabase

Author Chrissy LeMaire (@cl), netnerds.net
Availability Windows, Linux, macOS

 

Synopsis

Drops a user database, hopefully even the really stuck ones.

Description

Tries a bunch of different ways to remove a user created database or two or more.

Syntax

Remove-DbaDatabase
    [-SqlCredential <PSCredential>]
    [-EnableException]
    [-WhatIf]
    [-Confirm]
    [<CommonParameters>]

Remove-DbaDatabase -SqlInstance <DbaInstanceParameter[]>
    [-SqlCredential <PSCredential>] -Database <Object[]>
    [-EnableException]
    [-WhatIf]
    [-Confirm]
    [<CommonParameters>]

Remove-DbaDatabase
    [-SqlCredential <PSCredential>] -InputObject <Database[]>
    [-EnableException]
    [-WhatIf]
    [-Confirm]
    [<CommonParameters>]

 

Examples

 

Example: 1
PS C:\> Remove-DbaDatabase -SqlInstance sql2016 -Database containeddb

Prompts then removes the database containeddb on SQL Server sql2016

Example: 2
PS C:\> Remove-DbaDatabase -SqlInstance sql2016 -Database containeddb, mydb

Prompts then removes the databases containeddb and mydb on SQL Server sql2016

Example: 3
PS C:\> Remove-DbaDatabase -SqlInstance sql2016 -Database containeddb -Confirm:$false

Does not prompt and swiftly removes containeddb on SQL Server sql2016

Example: 4
PS C:\> Get-DbaDatabase -SqlInstance server\instance | Remove-DbaDatabase

Removes all the user databases from server\instance

Example: 5
PS C:\> Get-DbaDatabase -SqlInstance server\instance | Remove-DbaDatabase -Confirm:$false

Removes all the user databases from server\instance without any confirmation

Required Parameters

-SqlInstance

The target SQL Server instance or instances.You must have sysadmin access and server version must be SQL Server version 2000 or higher.

Alias
Required True
Pipeline false
Default Value
-Database

The database(s) to process - this list is auto-populated from the server. If unspecified, all databases will be processed.

Alias
Required True
Pipeline false
Default Value
-InputObject

A collection of databases (such as returned by Get-DbaDatabase), to be removed.

Alias
Required True
Pipeline true (ByValue)
Default Value

Optional Parameters

-SqlCredential

Login to the target instance using alternative credentials. Accepts PowerShell credentials (Get-Credential). Windows Authentication, SQL Server Authentication, Active Directory - Password, and Active Directory - Integrated are all supported. For MFA support, please use Connect-DbaInstance.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value
-EnableException

By default, when something goes wrong we try to catch it, interpret it and give you a friendly warning message. This avoids overwhelming you with "sea of red" exceptions, but is inconvenient because it basically disables advanced scripting. Using this switch turns this "nice by default" feature off and enables you to catch exceptions with your own try/catch.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value False
-WhatIf

Shows what would happen if the command were to run. No actions are actually performed.

Alias wi
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value
-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before executing any changing operations within the command.

Alias cf
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value

 

Want to see the source code for this command? Check out Remove-DbaDatabase on GitHub.
Want to see the Bill Of Health for this command? Check out Remove-DbaDatabase.