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Create a new database in MySQL

This howto will outline the steps to create a new blank MySQL database.

Run the MySQL client:

$ mysql -u root -p

You will be asked for a password. If you don’t have a password set, simply press enter when prompted.

Run the following command to create a new database:

CREATE DATABASE <database name>;

Replace <database name> with the name of the database you wish to create.



Remember to set up user permissions on the newly created database. See ‘Grant a MySQL user access to a database‘ for more details.

Exit the MySQL client:


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