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Database Names

ArangoDB will always start up with a default database, named _system. Users can create additional databases in ArangoDB, provided the database names conform to the following constraints:

  • Database names must only consist of the letters a to z (both lower and upper case allowed), the numbers 0 to 9, and the underscore (_) or dash (-) symbols This also means that any non-ASCII database names are not allowed
  • Database names must always start with a letter. Database names starting with an underscore are considered to be system databases, and users should not create or delete those
  • The maximum allowed length of a database name is 64 bytes
  • Database names are case-sensitive