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DbSchema | MySQL - How to rename a Database

In this article, I’m going to show you how to create a mysql dump and use it to rename your mysql database.

First of all, open the start bar, write cmd and run it as administrator by right-clicking on it. After that, navigate to the MySQL Server bin folder.
Once there, create a mysql dump:

  mysqldump -u username -p -R database_name > dbname.sql;
  • Replace the username, password and dbname;
  • Replace the name of the dump file (.sql).

Now, create a new database with the new name:

 mysqladmin -u username -p create new_dbname;

Make sure that this name is not already in use. Enter the mysql shell with __mysql.exe -u root -p and execute __SHOW DATABASES. To check if the database is created, use this command. To exit the shell, type __exit`.

Then, you have to import the dump in the newly created database:

mysql –u username –p new_dbname < dbname.sql;

The last step is to delete the old database:

 mysqladmin -u username –p drop dbname;

After creating the new database, you may have to grant the privileges back to some users. Read this article to see how.

Visually Manage Databases using DbSchema

DbSchema is a databases client and visual designer. DbSchema has a free Community Edition, which can be downloaded here.
DbSchema main features include:

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Interactive Diagrams

Design tables, column and foreign keys directly in diagrams.

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Simple Connection Dialog

Choose the database location, the user and password, and simply get connected.

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Relational Data Explorer

Explore data from multiple tables simultaneously, using foreign keys or virtual foreign keys.

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Query Builder

Create SQL Queries using the mouse.

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SQL Query Editor

Edit and execute SQL Queries

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Design Schema in Team & Schema Deployment

DbSchema is using the design model, a copy of the schema structure, independent of the database.
The design model can be saved to file and shared in a team.
Connecting to another database you may compare the design model with the database, commit the differences or merge them in the design model.

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Dark Theme

Configurable styles & dark theme.

Many features are available in the free Community edition.
The Pro edition adds capabilities to save the design to the model file, design schema in team and deploy the schema on multiple databases.

DbSchema can be downloaded for free. No registration is required.