Join 34,000+ subscribers and receive articles from our blog about software quality, testing, QA and security.

TestRail Databasd customization


HI :smile:
Please help me out, Is it possible to rename the TestRail database once installed?. I’m building a Test TestRal server and as per my company’s name convention I have to change it’s name. Is it possible? and if it is How would I do it?

Thanks very much in advance for your help.


Hello Jesse,

Thanks for your posting! Yes, you can rename the database and the renaming would be independent of TestRail (and you would use your database managing tools for this). It’s just important to change TestRail’s config.php configuration file to point to the new database after the rename. Please also make sure to make a fresh backup of the database before changing anything just in case.



Thanks a lot. I could not answer sooner because I had to change projects, now am back on TestRail.



You are welcome, Jesse! Please let us know in case any questions come up, we are happy to help.