ArangoDB v3.1 reached End of Life (EOL) and is no longer supported.
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Notes about Databases
Please keep in mind that each database contains its own system collections, which need to be set up when a database is created. This will make the creation of a database take a while.
Replication is configured on a per-database level, meaning that any replication logging or applying for a new database must be configured explicitly after a new database has been created.
Foxx applications are also available only in the context of the database they have been installed in. A new database will only provide access to the system applications shipped with ArangoDB (that is the web interface at the moment) and no other Foxx applications until they are explicitly installed for the particular database.