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PostgreSQL Reference Manual - Volume 1 - SQL Language Reference
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12.72 DROP TABLESPACE

Name

DROP TABLESPACE -- remove a tablespace

Synopsis

DROP TABLESPACE [ IF EXISTS ] tablespacename

Description

DROP TABLESPACE removes a tablespace from the system.

A tablespace can only be dropped by its owner or a superuser. The tablespace must be empty of all database objects before it can be dropped. It is possible that objects in other databases may still reside in the tablespace even if no objects in the current database are using the tablespace.

Parameters

IF EXISTS
Do not throw an error if the tablespace does not exist. A notice is issued in this case.
tablespacename
The name of a tablespace.

Notes

DROP TABLESPACE cannot be executed inside a transaction block.

Examples

To remove tablespace mystuff from the system:

DROP TABLESPACE mystuff;

Compatibility

DROP TABLESPACE is a PostgreSQL extension.

See Also

CREATE TABLESPACE, ALTER TABLESPACE

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