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You can uninstall the LifeKeeper packages in a Linux environment using any rpm supported graphical interface or through the command line. This section provides detailed instructions on uninstalling LifeKeeper using the rpm command from the command line. Refer to the rpm(8) man page for complete instructions on using the rpm command.
For information on rpm software, you can go to the following web site: http://www.rpm.org/.
Included below are the requirements for removing LifeKeeper software.
Move applications. Before you remove the software, you should verify that you do not have applications requiring LifeKeeper protection on the server. You should never remove LifeKeeper from a server where an application resource hierarchy is in service. Removing LifeKeeper removes all configuration data such as equivalencies, resource hierarchy definitions and log files. See Transferring Resource Hierarchies for additional information.
Start LifeKeeper. LifeKeeper recovery kits may require LifeKeeper to be running when you remove the recovery kit software. If it is not running, the removal process cannot remove the resource instances from other LifeKeeper servers in the cluster which would leave the servers in an inconsistent state.
Remove all packages. If you remove the LifeKeeper core, you should first remove other packages that depend upon LifeKeeper; for example, LifeKeeper recovery kits. It is recommended that before removing a LifeKeeper recovery kit, you first remove the associated application resource hierarchy.
Note: It is recommended that before removing recovery kit software, first remove any associated hierarchies from that server. You may do this using the Unextend Resource configuration task. If you remove a LifeKeeper recovery kit package without unextending the existing hierarchies, any of the corresponding resource hierarchies currently defined and protected by this recovery kit will automatically be deleted from your system. The general rule is: You should never remove the recovery kit from a server where the resource hierarchy is in service. This will corrupt your current hierarchies, and you will need to recreate them when you reinstall the recovery kit.
In the GnoRPM window, for each package to be removed, right-click on the package icon and click Uninstall on the pop-up menu. (Alternatively, you can select the package icon, then click the Uninstall button.)
To remove LifeKeeper from a server, use the rpm -e <packagename> command to remove all the LifeKeeper packages. Refer to the rpm(8) man page for complete instructions on using the rpm command. For example, to remove the LifeKeeper core package, enter the following command:
rpm -e steeleye-lk
For reference, the packages in the LifeKeeper core package cluster are listed below:
After removing the LifeKeeper packages, the distribution-specific enabling package installed by the setup script on the LifeKeeper Installation Support CD should be removed. Depending on your Linux distribution, that package name is steeleye-lk<Linux Distribution>, for example:
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