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Full uninstall mode

Veeam Logoby Freeglandeur » Tue Feb 03, 2015 10:32 am

Hi All,

Actually setup.exe install All necessary product (SQL local DB and Backup software) but when we uninstall the product, only software is removed,

I Think It's important to have the possibility to remove All components (SQL, Backup Software and catalog) could you had these options in setup ?

Thanks.
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Re: Full uninstall mode

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Tue Feb 03, 2015 5:44 pm

Hello Cédric,
Some applications in OS might still utilize the existing SQL components, so simple remove all option would not work for such case. For v1 user will have to manually uninstall SQL if it’s no longer needed, but I will discuss your request with the team. Thank you.
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Re: Full uninstall mode

Veeam Logoby ninjaburn81 » Tue Feb 03, 2015 9:38 pm

Dmitry:

What about isolating the uninstall to just the INSTANCE of the SQL Server Express related to Veeam? And put some logic in the uninstaller that if there is only one instance (namely Veeam's) grab everything else related to the install as well.
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Re: Full uninstall mode

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Tue Feb 03, 2015 10:20 pm

That is exactly what I want to discuss :)
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Re: Full uninstall mode

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:23 am

Adam,

Would you be happy (for now :-D) with a clean-up script?

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Re: Full uninstall mode

Veeam Logoby ninjaburn81 » Fri Feb 06, 2015 3:38 pm

If you are talking for the GA release, then that could work, but you would need to include some uninstall instructions.

Perhaps just hold off until you can get the uninstaller to intelligently remove the SQL components, and until then just put a note in the Read Me file that if you are attempting to uninstall the software, you will need to remove the SQL Server 2012 components manually/separately.
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Re: Full uninstall mode

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Fri Feb 06, 2015 4:11 pm

You can kill Endpoint instance to make a fresh install but it’s complicated: follow case A instructions from this post
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Re: Full uninstall mode

Veeam Logoby Freeglandeur » Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:13 am

Hi Dimitry,

Ok I understand this position,

So i test it :

- install Veam,
- make a backup
- Remove Veam
- Remove SQL
- Restart computer
- Reinstall veam,

in this process what I see is that the new installation recover 1st installation Catalog,

Is there a way to uninstall Veam, SQl AND Catalogs ?

could you tell us where are stored catalog files ?

Thanks.
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Re: Full uninstall mode

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Mon Feb 09, 2015 9:12 pm

Cédric,
Yes, you need to delete the endpoint database instance like described in the guide I posted before. Complete uninstall would look like this:
- Remove Veeam
- Delete the instance
- Remove SQL
- Restart computer
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Re: Full uninstall mode

Veeam Logoby marcozaro » Fri Feb 13, 2015 1:02 pm

Good morning , how can i remove the software sql server and local db?
i don't want to loose 58 to 200 mega of ram having left this component run after VEB uninstalled.
Please let me know.
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Re: Full uninstall mode

Veeam Logoby marcozaro » Fri Feb 13, 2015 3:59 pm

sorry founded...into the usual uninstall panel i have found 3 separated software package for the sql component installed by VEB and left when i uninstal VEB.
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Re: Full uninstall mode

Veeam Logoby Freeglandeur » Mon Feb 16, 2015 8:08 am

Hi Dimitry

Thanks for your help, I was able to remove fully the product .

Thanks
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Re: Full uninstall mode

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Mon Feb 16, 2015 10:09 am

Hello guys,
Thanks to you all, we are going to improve the uninstallation process: all Endpoint leftovers - logs, endpoint database instance and other temp files will be removed during the uninstallation process (on request, of course).
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Re: Full uninstall mode

Veeam Logoby Freeglandeur » Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:23 am

Hi Dimitri,

Good News !!! Thanks !!
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Re: Full uninstall mode

Veeam Logoby SaAtomic » Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:24 am

Dima P. wrote:Hello guys,
Thanks to you all, we are going to improve the uninstallation process: all Endpoint leftovers - logs, endpoint database instance and other temp files will be removed during the uninstallation process (on request, of course).


Has that been implemented to Veeam B&R? I'm attempting wipe a server from B&R, including all configuration and logs, for a clean reinstallation.
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