Prepare to uninstall on Windows

Before uninstalling WebSphere Portal, prepare your system; for example, adding passwords to the properties files and keeping or discarding database information.

To prepare for uninstallation:

  1. Optional: Make a backup of the WebSphere Portal configuration using xmlaccess.

    The following information is not backed up and will be deleted if you delete the database:

    • User attributes that are stored in the database and not in the user registry

    • Credential data that is stored in the default vault implementation

  2. Decide whether to keep your database as is to preserve WebSphere Portal information or perform the following steps to remove the information from the database:

    If you choose to keep the database information, you cannot use it with subsequent installations although you can still access the information through your database software. Also, if you keep the information, you can always delete the WebSphere Portal databases and database tables later using your database software.

    1. Run the stopServer.bat WebSphere_Portal-username admin_userid -password admin_password from the profile_root/bin directory.

    2. Run...

        ConfigEngine.bat remove-schema -DWasPassword=password -Drelease.DbPassword=password -Dcustomization.DbPassword=password -Dcommunity.DbPassword=password -Djcr.DbPassword=password -Dfeedback.DbPassword=password -Dlikeminds.DbPassword=password

      ...from the profile_root/ConfigEngine directory to remove all database tables.

      Some tables may remain in the IBM Java Content Repository database. Removing the database will remove these tables.


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