Is it possible to rename apps and have the database names and URLs change too?
On a related note, is it possible to delete apps?
Now that I’ve seen the utility of not accepting the default name, I want to have named apps. And I have at least three apps to be dealt with.
Hey there – it’s not currently possible to rename an app (in part because, as you’ve noticed, they are used to create your app’s hostname on
You can definitely delete your app! The command is
fly apps destroy. So it sounds like you’d want to re-create your apps with a different name.
A few commands that might come in handy here:
- You can list all apps with
fly apps list;
- view their configs with
fly config display -a $app-name,
- and check what image you’re using with
fly images show -a $app-name.
If you haven’t already, it’s definitely worth enabling
fly completion for your shell-- this makes exploring our docstrings for
flyctl subcommands a lot easier!
You can also delete apps in fly dashboard (webpage). I just cleaned out some trials (false starts) that I had.