MySQL database... exists or not?


OK, I did a ‘drop database’… it seemed to work.

Should I have dropped all the tables first??

Anyway, if I try to drop it again, it tells me
it can’t drop it, it doesn’t exist.

If I try to restore my database (which first of all
does a ‘create database’) it tells me it can’t
create it, it already exists.


Any ideas?


[root@www typo]# mysql
Welcome to the MySQL monitor. Commands end with ; or \g.
Your MySQL connection id is 32 to server version: 4.1.13-standard

Type ‘help;’ or ‘\h’ for help. Type ‘\c’ to clear the buffer.

mysql> drop database typo;
ERROR 1008: Can’t drop database ‘typo’; database doesn’t exist
mysql> commit;
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.00 sec)

mysql> quit
[root@www typo]# mysql <backup3.out
ERROR 1007 at line 1: Can’t create database ‘TYPO’; database exists
[root@www typo]#


It looks like you didn’t drop anything. Linux & Unix software (unless
it’s written to be case-insensitive) is always case sensitive. So typo
and TYPO are not the same.

You want to ‘drop database TYPO’.