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Metalogix Replicator 7.4 - Advanced Installation Guide

Upgrade with Uninstall and Reinstall

In order to run an upgrade by first uninstalling and then reinstalling, you must perform the uninstall as detailed in the Uninstalling Replicator From a Multi-Server Farm section. You must then reinstall as you would a typical install - detailed in the Installing Metalogix Replicator. During the uninstall process, if you choose to not select the Remove Replicator Database setting, your Replicator configuration settings will be maintained and used on the reinstall. If you choose to remove the Replicator Database Settings all of your settings will be deleted and you will be required to reconfigured replicator upon re-installation.

Upgrading on a Multi-Server farm

When upgrading on a multi-server farm where Replicator is installed on more than one server, you simply need to run the upgrade as an in-place upgrade, as instructed in the In-Place Upgrade of Replicator section. You will need to do this for each farm that you wish to have upgraded. Upgraded Replicator farms will still be able to replicate to and from farms that are not upgraded. This allows you to continue replicating while upgrading your individual farms one at a time.

Uninstalling Replicator From a Multi-Server Farm

In order to uninstall Replicator from a farm in a multi-server farm, you must first uninstall all but one server using the "Remove Replicator from this computer" setting, when removing using this option, you do not have the option to remove databases, as the other Replication servers in this farm require those databases. On the last server perform a full uninstall.  . Follow these steps to uninstall Replicator while keeping the databases:

1.Start the uninstall application using one of the following methods:

·(Windows Server 2003) In Control Panel, open Add or Remove Programs.

·(Windows Server 2008) In Control Panel, under Programs, open Programs and Features.

·(Windows Server 2012) In Control Panel, under Programs, open Programs and Features.

·(Windows Server 2016) In Control Panel, under Programs, open Programs and Features.

2.On the Replication Configuration Wizard welcome screen, click Next to start the uninstall progress of removing Replicator services from this computer.

3.On the uninstall options screen select Remove Replicator from this computer and enter your user account password. This ensures that Replicator is only removed from this one server, and it does not allow you to remove the Replicator databases, which are needed for your other Replicator servers to function. Click Next.
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4.Once the Retract and Remove screen has completed, click Next.

5.Once Configuration Confirmation has completed, click Finish.
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6.You will now be prompted about whether you are sure you would like to uninstall Replicator. Click Yes in order to continue and remove Replicator files from this computer.
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7.The uninstall will run and complete on its own. To ensure that the program has been uninstalled, you can check under your program list, accessed through control panel. Metalogix Replicator should no longer be listed there.

Full Uninstall for Replicator

To remove Replicator completely from your single-server farm, or from the "last" sever in a multi-server farm, do the following:

1. Start the uninstall application using one of the following methods:

·(Windows Server 2003) In Control Panel, open Add or Remove Programs.

·(Windows Server 2008) In Control Panel, under Programs, open Programs and Features.

·(Windows Server 2012) In Control Panel, under Programs, open Programs and Features.

·(Windows Server 2016) In Control Panel, under Programs, open Programs and Features.  

2.Select Metalogix Replicator for SharePoint and follow the on-screen instructions to uninstall a program. This launches the Metalogix Replicator Configuration Wizard.

3.In the Configuration Wizard, at the Welcome screen, click Next.

4.On the Uninstall Options screen select Remove Replicator from farm, and be sure that Remove Replicator Databases is selected, to ensure a complete uninstall of Replicator. Click Next.

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NOTE: If "Remove Replicator Database" is not selected, the database is not deleted. By not deleting the database Replicator configuration settings are maintained for when the user re-installs Replicator.

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5.Once the Retract and Remove screen has completed, click Next to start the uninstall process that will remove Replicator services from this computer.

6.Once Configuration Confirmation has completed, click Finish.
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7.You will now be prompted about whether you are sure you would like to uninstall Replicator. Click Yes to continue and remove Replicator files from this computer.
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8.The uninstall will run and complete on its own. To ensure that the program has been uninstalled, you can check under your program list, accessed through control panel. Metalogix Replicator should no longer be listed there.  

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