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Backup Exec 2012 DataBase

Created: 12 Aug 2012 • Updated: 12 Aug 2012 | 9 comments
FZ2H's picture

Hello,

 

How to reset Backup Exec 2012 Database?

How to uninstall Backup exec 2012 and shell i need to delete the Symantec folder after uninstalll it?

 

Thanks

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Backup_Exec's picture

Hi

If you want to remove or uninstall symantec ,you can do it from add remove programs on wi2003 and programs and features on win2008
But why do you want to uninstall BE2012?

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Sameer

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AmolB's picture

How to reset Backup Exec 2012 Database?

Using BEutility.exe you may reload database from base, its as good as blank BE database.

FZ2H's picture

Thanks what about uninstall,there is any utility like SEP Clean Wipe

AmolB's picture

As suggested earlier you may uninstall BE from Add remove programs.

There is no clean up utility within BE. You may search for Windows cleanup utility on google.

Backup_Exec's picture

Hi

No for backupexec there is no such utility like SEP which can do a clean wipe.Though add remove programs should help you to uninstall backupexec and SQL instance associated with it completely.

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Sameer

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FZ2H's picture

Any manal uninstalltion process

 

 

AmolB's picture

Below is the link which explain manuall uninstallation but its for BE12.5 and below versions.

However most of the things are same throughout all versions of BE so you may give a try

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH50720

Backup_Exec's picture

Hi

Why you want to uninstall backupexec manually you have any issues during uninstall of it from add remove programs?
If not please uninstall it from add remove programs only, also please check link below recommended by symantec employee do it
https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/uni...

In above link steps given would be valid for all version from BE11d and after.
Thanks

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Sameer

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David Palmerston's picture

Omar -

As others have said, Symantec does not provide a programatic method to uninstall BE2012 from a server like SEP Clean Wipe.

Since the challenges of BE2012 have begun, we have done a complete reinstall of BE2012 many times, we believe that the easiest and fastest way is to reformat the system and reinstall Windows Server 2008 R2 and then BE2012...

Not only is this method easy and fast (the older versions of Windows Server take a bit longer), but you know when you finish that there is NOTHING left over from the previous install that can mess with your new system.

YMMV, but a complete bare-metal install works well for us.