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Apply any database updates required (as with running update.php).


  • --cache-clear[=CACHE-CLEAR]. Clear caches upon completion. [default: 1]
  • --post-updates[=POST-UPDATES]. Run post updates after hook_update_n. [default: 1]
  • --no-cache-clear. Negate --cache-clear option.
  • --no-post-updates. Negate --post-updates option.

Global Options

  • -v|vv|vvv, --verbose. Increase the verbosity of messages: 1 for normal output, 2 for more verbose output and 3 for debug
  • -y, --yes. Auto-accept the default for all user prompts. Equivalent to --no-interaction.
  • -l, --uri=URI. A base URL for building links and selecting a multi-site. Defaults to https://default.
  • To see all global options, run drush topic and pick the first choice.



  • updb


  • An argument or option with square brackets is optional.
  • Any default value is listed at end of arg/option description.
  • An ellipsis indicates that an argument accepts multiple values separated by a space.