How To Delete Odoo Database

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Deleting an Odoo database may appear intimidating, however, with the correct understanding and assistance, it can be accomplished effortlessly. In this article, I will provide a detailed guide on how to delete an Odoo database, incorporating personal insights and commentary from my own personal encounter.


As an avid user of Odoo, I have encountered situations where I needed to delete a database. Whether it was due to testing purposes or starting fresh with a clean slate, the process remained the same. Deleting an Odoo database involves a few essential steps to ensure the data is permanently removed and cannot be recovered.

Step 1: Access the Odoo Database Manager

The first step is to access the Odoo Database Manager. This can be done by opening your web browser and entering the URL of your Odoo instance. For example, if your Odoo instance is hosted locally, the URL might be http://localhost:8069. Once you reach the Odoo login page, enter your credentials and log in to your Odoo instance.

Step 2: Switch to Developer Mode

Once you are logged in to your Odoo instance, you need to switch to Developer Mode. To do this, click on your username or avatar in the top right corner of the screen. A dropdown menu will appear, and from there, select “About Odoo” or “My” depending on your Odoo version. In the About window, click on the “Activate the developer mode” link.

Step 3: Access the Database Manager

Now that you are in Developer Mode, navigate to the Settings menu, usually located in the top left corner of the screen. From the dropdown menu, select “Technical” and then choose “Database Manager.” This will open the Odoo Database Manager, which provides options for managing databases.

Step 4: Select the Database

In the Database Manager, you will see a list of all the databases available on your Odoo instance. Carefully select the database you want to delete. Be cautious while selecting the database, as deleting it will result in the permanent loss of all data.

Step 5: Delete the Database

Once you have selected the database you want to delete, click on the “Delete” button at the top right corner of the screen. A confirmation pop-up will appear, asking you to confirm the deletion. Read the message carefully and make sure you have selected the correct database. If you are certain, click “Delete” to proceed with the deletion.

Step 6: Confirm Deletion

After clicking the “Delete” button, another pop-up will appear asking you to confirm your decision. This is your last chance to double-check and ensure that you are deleting the correct database. If you are absolutely sure, click “Ok” to confirm the deletion.


Deleting an Odoo database requires careful attention and consideration to avoid any accidental loss of data. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can confidently delete an Odoo database with ease. Remember to always double-check your selection and make sure you are deleting the intended database. With these steps, you can begin anew or clean up your testing environment effortlessly.