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Uninstall Unravel


Ensure to backup data before deleting the Unravel installation directory. There can be a loss of data when you delete this directory.

  1. Switch to Unravel install user before uninstalling Unravel.

  2. Stop Unravel

    <Unravel installation directory>/unravel/manager stop
  3. Run the following command and then follow the instructions.

    <Unravel installation directory>/unravel/manager uninstall
  4. Delete the following directories:

    rm -rf <Unravel_installation_directory>/unravel/share
    rm -rf <Unravel_installation_directory>/unravel/data
    rm -rf <Unravel_installation_directory>/unravel/run
    rm -rf <Unravel_installation_directory>/unravel/tmp
    rm -rf <Unravel_installation_directory>/unravel/services
    rm -rf <Unravel_installation_directory>/unravel/logs
    rm -rf <Unravel_installation_directory>/unravel/sensors
    rm -rf <Unravel_installation_directory>/unravel/external
  5. Delete the Unravel installation directory.


    In case you have created the <Unravel_installation_directory> in a path that required root permissions, you must first switch to the root user and delete the directory.

    rm -rf <path/to/unravel/installation/directory>

    In case of an RPM installation, uninstall the Unravel RPM package on Unravel server as the root user:

    rpm -e <unravel-package-name> 
    ##For example:
    rpm -e unravel-abcd.956-2020:abcd.956-1.x86_64

Uninstalling Unravel bits from on-prem platforms

To uninstall Unravel from on-prem platforms, you must roll back the Unravel-specific changes made in your cluster manager. This requires a restart of the affected services. Hence, to avoid an impact on the user's application, it is recommended to do this during a maintenance window.

  1. Roll back the changes made to Ambari/Cloudera. Refer to CDH additional instrumentation and CDP additional instrumentation to check the corresponding changes.

  2. Restart the affected services.

  3. For Ambari, remove Unravel's sensor jars from each node in the cluster.


    Ensure to remove the sensor jars only after rolling back changes in Ambari.

    rm -rf /usr/local/unravel-agent
    rm -rf /usr/local/unravel_client