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Uninstall DPA

Updated: July 6, 2017

You might need to uninstall and then reinstall DPA to resolve an issue or to move to a new server during a migration. See the following sections:

Before you uninstall

Before you uninstall DPA, SolarWinds recommends the following preparation:

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To preserve your data, back up your DPA repository database. If you need help with backups, check your vendor's site for documentation and instructions.

If your database is on a VM, create a snapshot or copy of your VM.

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Create a copy of the DPA home directory. You could have customizations in this directory specific to your installation.

Uninstall DPA on a Windows server

To remove DPA from a Windows server, complete the following steps.

  1. Deactivate all monitored instance licenses.
  2. Stop the Ignite PI Server service.
  3. Uninstall DPA.
    1. From the Windows Control Panel, open Uninstall or change a program.
    2. Right-click SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer, and choose Uninstall.
    3. Click Yes at the confirmation prompt.
  4. Delete the DPA home directory. The default home directory is:

    C:\Program Files\SolarWinds\DPA\

  5. Restart the server.

    You can now reinstall DPA.

Uninstall DPA on a Unix or Linux server

  1. Deactivate all monitored instance licenses.
  2. Stop DPA by running the shutdown.sh command from the DPA directory.
  3. Remove all cron jobs that start DPA.
  4. Delete the DPA home directory.
  5. Restart the server.

    You can now reinstall DPA.

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