This section contains instructions for using the SharePlex uninstallation program to remove SharePlex from a system. The uninstaller permanently removes the replication environment from the system.
To preserve the replication environment, including the queues that store the data, you can install a SharePlex upgrade or reinstall the current version, rather than uninstall SharePlex. Before you upgrade or reinstall SharePlex, see the Release Notes for the version you are installing to determine if there are any special upgrade or installation requirements.
Issue the shutdown command to shut down SharePlex.
Use the following command to make certain that no SharePlex processes are running.
# ps -ef | grep sp_
If desired, remove any objects that SharePlex installs in the database. These objects begin with SHAREPLEX_. You can remove any such objects using standard SQL commands.
When SharePlex was installed, a file named install.log was installed in the SharePlex product directory. This file contains a record of all files created on the system by the installation program. When you run the uninstall program to remove SharePlex, it reads install.log to determine which files to remove.
If you select the Automatic uninstall option, it removes the following components for all instances of SharePlex (all SharePlex services on all ports):
Use the Custom uninstall option to remove specific files while leaving the others intact.
The uninstall program does not remove the following components.
Perform these tasks in the order shown.
Before you remove the SharePlex software from the system, follow these steps to stop and remove each SharePlex service on the system. If you remove SharePlex first, you cannot use SpUtils to stop and remove the service and must do so from the Services utility of the Windows Control Panel.
From Start menu, click Programs, then navigate to the SharePlex program folder and click Uninstall. Alternatively, you can use the Windows Control Panel as you normally would to remove software.
In the Select Uninstall Method dialog box, select an uninstall option.
Select Automatic to remove everything listed in Files removed by the uninstall program. This is the recommended procedure because it is the cleanest way to remove SharePlex from the system. Click Finish to execute the uninstallation.
Select Custom to selectively remove files. Use this option only if you must retain some files while deleting others. You receive a series of prompts to remove different sets of files.
The MKS Platform Components software and NuTCRACKER service (and corresponding Registry entries) are removed when you uninstall SharePlex using the Automatic option.
NOTE: Changing and removing Windows Registry components may be harmful to the system. Contact your System Administrator for assistance if needed.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432\Node\Mortice Kern Systems
Important! If you intend to reinstall SharePlex or MKS Toolkit, they will not reinstall unless these Registry entries are removed.
This uninstaller does not remove the SharePlex database objects. All SharePlex objects are installed in the SharePlex schema or database that was specified when the Database Setup portion of the installation was performed.
The use of additional command line options when installing SharePlex is usually not necessary. These options are typically employed when working with Support to resolve specific issues.
The installer command line options and their descriptions follow:
tpm [<options>] [ [<package> | <location>] ... ]
-v, --verbose Turns verbose mode on
-h, -?, --help Prints out this message
--debug Starts the interactive debugger
--info Print information about installed
--install Perform product installation
--remove Perform product deinstallation
--commit Commit last installation
--revert Revert last installation
-t, --tmp <directory> Temporary directory location
-d, --directory <directory> Working directory
-f, --force Unconditionally update existing files
--no-cleanup Do not perform cleanup on failure
--nocleanup Same as --no-cleanup, for compatibility
--list List the content of the archive
--extract Extract the archive into the current directory
-r, --responses <yaml file> Use the responses from a specified file
-D, --defaults Accept default answers
-l, --log Leave the installation log file
Provides package management facilities. Packages can be installed, removed, reverted or committed. The utility also figures out its role based on the command name of its invocation path. For example, "tpm-install" is treated as "tpm --install", "tpm-remove" as "tpm --remove", etc.
It can also be invoked as part of a self extracting package invocation, in which case it is treated as "tpm --install".
Note: All command line options for the .tpm file are preceded by two dashes.