Site works, but database looks deleted?

my ee database sync seems off,

Nginx configuration wp wpfc (enabled)
PHP Version 7.0
HHVM enabled
SSL enabled
SSL EXPIRY DATE Wed May 29 08:37:53 EDT 2019

access_log /xxxxxxxx/
error_log /xxxxxxxx/
Webroot /xxxxxxxx/
DB_NAME deleted
DB_USER deleted
DB_PASS deleted

i can see all the correct info in my wp-config.php - and the site works fine,
but i can’t upgrade because i can’t seem to get ee to accept whats actually there…

System Information

  • [root$ sudo ee cli info
    usage: ee (sub-commands …) [options …] {arguments …}
    ee: error: unrecognized arguments: cli info
    ] ee cli info

  • [root$ lsb_release -a
    No LSB modules are available.
    Distributor ID: Ubuntu
    Description: Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS
    Release: 18.04
    Codename: bionic
    ] lsb_release -a