Uninstalling SFCFSHA RPMs using the script-based installer

Use the following procedure to remove SFCFSHA products.

Not all RPMs may be installed on your system depending on the choices that you made when you installed the software.


After you uninstall the product, you cannot access any file systems you created using the default disk layout version in SFCFSHA 6.0.1 with a previous version of SFCFSHA.

To shut down and remove the installed SFCFSHA RPMs

  1. Comment out or remove any Veritas File System (VxFS) entries from the file system table /etc/fstab. Failing to remove these entries could result in system boot problems later.
  2. Unmount all mount points for VxFS file systems.
    # umount /mount_point
  3. If the VxVM RPM (VRTSvxvm) is installed, read and follow the uninstallation procedures for VxVM.
  4. Make sure you have performed all of the prerequisite steps.
  5. In an HA configuration, stop VCS processes on either the local system or all systems.

    To stop VCS processes on the local system:

    # hastop -local

    To stop VCS processes on all systems:

    # hastop -all
  6. Move to the /opt/VRTS/install directory and run the uninstall script.
    # cd /opt/VRTS/install
    # ./uninstallsfcfsha<version>

    Where <version> is the specific release version.

    Or, if you are using ssh or rsh, use one of the following:

    • # ./uninstallsfcfsha<version> -rsh
    • # ./uninstallsfcfsha<version> -ssh

    See About the Veritas installer.

  7. The uninstall script prompts for the system name. Enter one or more system names, separated by a space, from which to uninstall SFCFSHA, for example, sys1:
    Enter the system names separated by spaces: [q?] sys1 sys2
  8. The uninstall script prompts you to stop the product processes. If you respond yes, the processes are stopped and the RPMs are uninstalled.

    The uninstall script creates log files and displays the location of the log files.

  9. Most RPMs have kernel components. In order to ensure complete removal, a system reboot is recommended after all RPMs have been removed.