Drop a keyspace

Use the DROP KEYSPACE command to remove a keyspace along with all its data objects and data, such as tables, and any user-defined types, functions, and aggregates contained in the keyspace.

When auto_snapshot is enabled in the cassandra.yaml, the keyspace is automatically backed up on the node where the command is executed. To manually backup the keyspace, see Taking a snapshot.

Prerequisites

  • A keyspace must exist.

    1. Drop the keyspace.

      DROP KEYSPACE cycling;
    2. If you prefer to check the keyspace’s existence before dropping, use:

      DESCRIBE KEYSPACE cycling;

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