Complete uninstall?

Backup agent for Microsoft Windows servers and workstations (formerly Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE)

Complete uninstall?

Veeam Logoby NickViz1 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:06 am

Hello,

how to uninstall VAW completely? I'm having an issue with my configuration and I thought that I can uninstall it and install again to have a default backup configuration. However, when I uninstalled VAW and even deleted manually all Veeam named folders and files - the next installation magically took my old config :shock:

Is there a way to completely remove all previous configuration and run from scratch?

Thanks in advance,
Nikolai
NickViz1
Influencer
 
Posts: 24
Liked: 5 times
Joined: Wed Jan 27, 2016 8:50 am
Full Name: Nikolai Vorontsov

Re: Complete uninstall?

Veeam Logoby CarlMcDade » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:29 am

Morning Nikolai,

After the uninstall confirm that the following folder has been removed:

C:\programdata\veeam\
I believe this is where the configuration is kept

Within that folder structure there is a folder called Endpoint and then you should see your job name. I bel
mail@carlmcdade.com
http://twitter.com/MrCarlMcDade
http://www.carlmcdade.com
CarlMcDade
Service Provider
 
Posts: 52
Liked: 20 times
Joined: Mon Jul 08, 2013 1:47 pm
Location: Leeds, UK
Full Name: Carl McDade

Re: Complete uninstall?

Veeam Logoby NickViz1 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:11 pm

"deleted manually all Veeam named folders and files " - I scan whole disk C for *veeam* and removed that. Didn't help much.
NickViz1
Influencer
 
Posts: 24
Liked: 5 times
Joined: Wed Jan 27, 2016 8:50 am
Full Name: Nikolai Vorontsov

Re: Complete uninstall?

Veeam Logoby ikorsakov » Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:48 pm 1 person likes this post

Hello,

In order to reset all settings to default please do the following:

1. Stop all Veeam Services.
2. Open registry editor - select "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Veeam\Veeam Endpoint Backup" and change "ReCreateDatabase" value from 0 to 1.
3. Start Veeam services.
ikorsakov
Lurker
 
Posts: 1
Liked: 1 time
Joined: Mon Sep 26, 2016 1:16 pm
Full Name: Ilia Korsakov

Re: Complete uninstall?

Veeam Logoby CarlMcDade » Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:30 pm

I've just tested this on my test workstation:

There is an SQLDB that installs alongside the VAW installation called 'Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express LocalDB'

Ive uninstalled both, and re-ran the installation. Retains the previous VAW config.

Il keep digging, nice find!

Cheers
mail@carlmcdade.com
http://twitter.com/MrCarlMcDade
http://www.carlmcdade.com
CarlMcDade
Service Provider
 
Posts: 52
Liked: 20 times
Joined: Mon Jul 08, 2013 1:47 pm
Location: Leeds, UK
Full Name: Carl McDade

Re: Complete uninstall?

Veeam Logoby NickViz1 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:33 pm

Hello Carl,

it's not very important right now, as I found a workaround. Don't waste your time.
NickViz1
Influencer
 
Posts: 24
Liked: 5 times
Joined: Wed Jan 27, 2016 8:50 am
Full Name: Nikolai Vorontsov

Re: Complete uninstall?

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:08 pm

Guys,

If it’s critical to erase all the agent configuration & settings – suggested registry entry hack should do the trick.
Dima P.
Veeam Software
 
Posts: 5947
Liked: 421 times
Joined: Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:07 pm
Location: SPb
Full Name: Dmitry Popov


Return to Veeam Agent for Windows



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google Feedfetcher and 13 guests