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If I wanted to grant user 'abc' to create exact amount of databases ( for example 10 ) how would I do this ? Or anything similar maybe?

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I have to agree with Rob, this restriction is not possible within MySQL itself, source:

One solution is to build another layer (ie. a web interface), where users create databases. You could then track the number of databases that a user creates, and automatically restrict them. This is the approach some hosting companies use.

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Agreed - this is how most shared webhosting companies solve this problem. – EEAA Apr 23 '10 at 21:43

Mmm. I'm not aware of a DB creation quota user parameter in MySQL.

You might just create 10 databases and name them sequentially, like abc_db1, abc_db2 and so on. Then grant user 'ABC' whatever rights they need.

Your ABC user then has 10 databases to work with, and if they need more, they can ask.


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Agreed. If a user needs a limit set on how many databases they can make they should probably just be going to the DBA to create them in the first place. – Sean Howat Apr 23 '10 at 20:58

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