Prepare to uninstall on i5/OS

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 WebSphere Portal 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 WebSphere_Portal -username admin_userid -password admin_password from the profile_root/bin directory.

    2. Choose one of the following options to delete the database information:

      If your database is a... Then perform the following steps:
      Local DB2 for i5/OS Run... remove-schema -DWasPassword=password -Drelease.DbPassword=password -Dcustomization.DbPassword=password -Dcommunity.DbPassword=password -Djcr.DbPassword=password -Dfeedback.DbPassword=password -Dlikeminds.DbPassword=password


        profile_root/ConfigEngine remove all database tables.

      Remote DB2 for i5/OS

      1. Use a 5250 PC session to log on to the system where the remote database exists.

      2. Type wrklib prefix* on the command line to display a list of all libraries created for the remote database, where prefix is the prefix for your database name.

      3. Type 4 in the Opt field beside each library name that you want to delete and then press Enter.

  3. Run...


    s to stop the server1 and WebSphere_Portal servers from the profile_root/bin directory:

    1. stopServer server1 -username admin_userid -password admin_password

    2. stopServer WebSphere_Portal -username admin_userid -password admin_password

  4. Verify that there are no other installations or uninstallations running.

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