Uninstalling VAST Platform on Unix
Before you uninstall you should stop the following processes if they are running:
Any running images
For more on the location of files in the installation, including varoot and mgrroot, see file locations.
Before you uninstall VAST Platform you should backup the installed library:
1. Make a copy of your existing library file using the following command. For example:
emadmin copy <mgrroot>/mgr100.dat <destination filename> -p <password of user who started EMSRV>
2. Archive your library files, exports, and any other files that you may have added or customized for your site.
What Files Will Not be Uninstalled
1. If you are uninstalling a Standalone or Manager installation, the uninstall will only remove a file with the name of the original library which was installed with a new installation – mgr100.dat for example – from the original installation directory
2. Files created by Environments will not be removed. Environments creates files in the following directories:
a. /home/<username>/Instantiations/VASTPlatform (private storage)
b. /home/<username>/Instantiations/VASTPlatform (user's files).
Files and directories may not be removed if you have an editor open in one of the directories affected or it is locked by some other process.
How to Uninstall
To uninstall VAST Platform, run the uninstaller as root. For example,
1. On any Linux installation, as root, or by using the sudo command, execute vauninstall_100x86 (vauninstall_100x64 for 64-bit installation).
2. You will be given the option to cancel the uninstall if you do not want to remove the mgr100dat. If you continue, this manager library will be deleted.
If you do not want to rely on user input during the uninstall and want to delete the mgr100dat, execute the following
vauninstall_100x64 --delete-manager
This will cause the working copy manager to be deleted silently.
When VAST is installed, any Linux packages required for VAST Platform are automatically installed if they are missing, If you do not the packages to be uninstalled, execute the following
vauninstall_100x64 --keep-required-packages
This will skip the step of removing all of the required packages added during the process of installing VAST.
Last modified date: 03/31/2021