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    Default How to uninstall software

    I would like to re-install the software. What are the steps to completely de-install the product.

    Thanks.

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    Default install.sh -u

    Quote Originally Posted by wayne
    I would like to re-install the software. What are the steps to completely de-install the product.

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    ./install.sh -u

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    Default partial uninstall

    I have done full uninstall a couple of times with the -u switch as listed in the docs. Seems to remove all user info is there a way to reinstall zimbra without destroy all the user info?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmvg
    I have done full uninstall a couple of times with the -u switch as listed in the docs. Seems to remove all user info is there a way to reinstall zimbra without destroy all the user info?
    Do you not want to remove the zimbra user from /etc/passwd, or the users created in the zimbra system?

    If the latter, you can't really de-install the software completely without removing the ldap db, and the message store.

    It is, however, possible to re-run the installer, which will allow you to reconfigure the system (and will remove and re-install the rpms).

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    Thanks reinstall that is all i needed to know.

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    wait a minute did i read that last post right can i reinstall without blowing away already created users. Not the zimbra user.

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    Default Yes, you can

    Quote Originally Posted by rmvg
    wait a minute did i read that last post right can i reinstall without blowing away already created users. Not the zimbra user.
    To do this, run the install script - it will offer you the chance to upgrade (a misnomer, since you're installing the same version) - this will remove and re-install the packages.

    This may not do what you want, though, since it re-uses the same configuration data (my previous post was incorrect). The installation/configuration process is something we're currently looking at - we'd like to make the configuration stuff more friendly, and reproducible (so you can reconfig the system any time).

    (Any installation features you'd like to see - please post them!)

    What are you trying to accomplish with the reinstall? Perhaps there's a less intrusive method.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcmac
    To do this, run the install script - it will offer you the chance to upgrade (a misnomer, since you're installing the same version) - this will remove and re-install the packages.

    This may not do what you want, though, since it re-uses the same configuration data (my previous post was incorrect). The installation/configuration process is something we're currently looking at - we'd like to make the configuration stuff more friendly, and reproducible (so you can reconfig the system any time).

    (Any installation features you'd like to see - please post them!)

    What are you trying to accomplish with the reinstall? Perhaps there's a less intrusive method.
    Just wanted to switch to https but this question has already been graceously answered for me.

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