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Wiping settings?

Post by Dimtar » Apr 11, 2015 3:45 pm

Hi everyone.

How does one wipe the settings on a Veeam install? An uninstall doesn't do it and I cannot find anything in /appdata. I'd like to set up from scratch but even after an install it retains the previous settings.

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Re: Wiping settings?

Post by Mike Resseler » Apr 11, 2015 4:48 pm

Hi,

After uninstall, remove the SQL installation also from add/remove programs.

Then, run this script to remove everything (database and settings)

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@echo off
echo "#remove regedit keys...     ------------------------------------------------|"
REG DELETE HKLM\SOFTWARE\Veeam /f
REG DELETE "HKU\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server\UserInstances" /f
echo "#remove database...         ------------------------------------------------|"
DEL /F C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\*.mdf
DEL /F C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\*.ldf
RD /S /Q "C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server Local DB\Instances\VeeamEndPoint"
echo "#remove installation files...-----------------------------------------------|"
RD /S /Q "C:\Program Files\Veeam"


SET /P ANSWER=Do you want to delete Log Files? (Y/N)? 
echo You chose: %ANSWER% 
if /i {%ANSWER%}=={y} (goto :yes) 
if /i {%ANSWER%}=={yes} (goto :yes) 
goto :no 

:yes 
RD /S /Q "C:\ProgramData\Veeam"
exit /b 0 

:no 
echo Log files does not delete! 
exit /b 1
Copy the code above and save it as uninstall-VEB.cmd (or something) and run as an administrator

Cheers

Mike

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Re: Wiping settings?

Post by SaAtomic » Oct 27, 2016 7:01 am

Can you specify
remove the SQL installation
?

Also, I'm really missing the option to wipe the settings when uninstalling Veeam B&R.

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Re: Wiping settings?

Post by Mike Resseler » Oct 27, 2016 7:45 am

Hi,

You need to manually uninstall the SQL Server Express from add/remove programs. We don't do this automatically as there could be other tools / solutions using SQL express in the background. Also, we don't wipe specific settings so you don't loose configuration / data when you reinstall.

Hope it makes more sense

Mike

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Re: Wiping settings?

Post by SaAtomic » Oct 27, 2016 7:50 am

I think removing the configuration and data should be an option when uninsalling/reinstalling B&R. I'm reinstalling specifically just to wipe the config/data.

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Re: Wiping settings?

Post by Mike Resseler » Oct 27, 2016 7:55 am

Hmmm, I might have overseen something...

You are talking about Backup & Replication and not Veeam Endpoint Backup here.. Am I correct? (Then you are in the wrong forum ;-))

Even if you want to do that (completely wipe config / data) the process is not that difficult. You can easily uninstall all components (https://helpcenter.veeam.com/backup/hyp ... l_vbr.html for more info) and then connect to SQL server to drop the databases. After that, it is all gone. If nobody else is using that DB, then simply uninstall SQL server and delete the databases from disk.

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Re: Wiping settings?

Post by SaAtomic » Oct 27, 2016 8:00 am

ouch.. sorry, I might have taken a wrong turn in the forums somewhere..

thanks for the link.

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Re: Wiping settings?

Post by Mike Resseler » Oct 27, 2016 8:01 am

No worries ;-)

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