How to uninstall Zimbra mail server

by Daniel Pham
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How to uninstall Zimbra mail server. Installing Zimbra is not too difficult. But during the installation process, you may experience some unexpected errors.

Some errors related to dns, some network related errors, some other errors. At times like that, if you have no way to resolve the error, how to do it?

Sure, you don’t want to reinstall the new server and start installing Zimbra.

Uninstall Zimbra mail server

Note 1: This article applies to the newly installed Zimbra server. For a Zimbra server that has been in operation for a while, you can refer to this link.

Note 2: The demo I made on Zimbra 8.8.12. It may be different from you.

In the installation package that you downloaded to install Zimbra, it has the install.sh file. This file is used to install Zimbra mail server.

To uninstall, use the -u parameter.

uninstall zimbra mail server
Uninstall Zimbra mail server.

The uninstall process takes place as follows.

[root@mail zcs-8.8.12_GA_3794.RHEL7_64.20190329045002]# ./install.sh -u

Operations logged to /tmp/install.log.sDVkKDkx
Checking for existing installation...
    zimbra-drive...FOUND zimbra-drive-1.0.12.1553795496-1
    zimbra-imapd...FOUND zimbra-imapd-8.8.12_GA_3794
    zimbra-patch...FOUND zimbra-patch-8.8.12.1554985662
    zimbra-mta-patch...FOUND zimbra-mta-patch-8.8.12.1552427139
    zimbra-proxy-patch...FOUND zimbra-proxy-patch-8.8.12.1554984827
    zimbra-license-tools...NOT FOUND
    zimbra-license-extension...NOT FOUND
    zimbra-network-store...NOT FOUND
    zimbra-network-modules-ng...NOT FOUND
    zimbra-chat...FOUND zimbra-chat-2.0.2.1546498111-1
    zimbra-talk...NOT FOUND
    zimbra-ldap...FOUND zimbra-ldap-8.8.12_GA_3794
    zimbra-logger...FOUND zimbra-logger-8.8.12_GA_3794
    zimbra-mta...FOUND zimbra-mta-8.8.12_GA_3794
    zimbra-dnscache...FOUND zimbra-dnscache-8.8.12_GA_3794
    zimbra-snmp...FOUND zimbra-snmp-8.8.12_GA_3794
    zimbra-store...FOUND zimbra-store-8.8.12_GA_3794
    zimbra-apache...FOUND zimbra-apache-8.8.12_GA_3794
    zimbra-spell...FOUND zimbra-spell-8.8.12_GA_3794
    zimbra-convertd...NOT FOUND
    zimbra-memcached...FOUND zimbra-memcached-1.4.37-2
    zimbra-proxy...FOUND zimbra-proxy-8.8.12_GA_3794
    zimbra-archiving...NOT FOUND
    zimbra-core...FOUND zimbra-core-8.8.12_GA_3794

Completely remove existing installation? [N] Y

Shutting down zimbra mail

Removing existing packages

   zimbra-drive...done
   zimbra-imapd...done
   zimbra-patch...done
   zimbra-mta-patch...done
   zimbra-proxy-patch...done
   zimbra-chat...done
   zimbra-ldap...done
   zimbra-logger...done
   zimbra-mta...done
   zimbra-dnscache...done
   zimbra-snmp...done
   zimbra-store...done
   zimbra-spell...done
   zimbra-memcached...done
   zimbra-core...done

Removing deployed webapp directories

Removing /opt/zimbra
Removing zimbra crontab entry...done.
Cleaning up /etc/rsyslog.conf...done.
Cleaning up zimbra init scripts...done.
Cleaning up /etc/logrotate.d/zimbra...done.
Cleaning up /etc/security/limits.conf...done.
Cleaning up /etc/security/limits.d/10-zimbra.conf...done.

Finished removing Zimbra Collaboration Server.

After the uninstallation finishes. To be sure, you can always delete the zimbra folder with the following command.

[root@mail ~]# rm -rf /opt/zimbra

And there’s one more thing that few people notice, to avoid errors when you want to reinstall Zimbra. You need to remove the zimbra-openjdk package. Please type the command below.

[root@mail ~]# rpm -e zimbra-openjdk

Conclusion

So you’ve completely removed Zimbra from your mail server. You can now reinstall Zimbra or use the server for another purpose.

(This is an article from my old blog that has been inactive for a long time, I don’t want to throw it away so I will keep it and hope it helps someone).

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