Uninstalling Backup Exec

Use Microsoft's Add or Remove Programs option to remove Backup Exec from a computer. For additional information on Add or Remove Programs, refer to your Microsoft documentation.


When using the Shared Storage Option, you must uninstall Backup Exec from the secondary servers before uninstalling from the primary server.

To uninstall Backup Exec

  1. Close Backup Exec.

  2. From the Windows Control Panel, double-click Add or Remove Programs.

  3. At the Add or Remove Programs dialog box, select Symantec Backup Exec for Windows Servers, and then click Remove.

  4. When prompted to confirm the deletion of Backup Exec from your computer, click Yes.

  5. When prompted to remove all of the files associated with Backup Exec, click Yes; click No to retain user-created data such as catalogs and job information.

    If the uninstall program fails, click the View Installation Log File button for additional information.

  6. If prompted, reboot the computer after uninstalling Backup Exec.

    Uninstalling Backup Exec also removes Symantec tape class drivers. If you reinstall Backup Exec and want to use Symantec tape class drivers, you must reinstall them.

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