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inceptdate Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
how does one COMPLETELY uninstall FCS so I can start with a clean install?

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  • 1. Re: Uninstall
    inceptdate Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    anyone? going once... going twice...

    btw, was on the phone with Apple already. Not much help. I'll give them a couple of weeks. It's new software. but WHY would you release server software without an uninstall pkg???
  • 2. Re: Uninstall
    Daro Walker Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    I tried doing a manual uninstall by using Pacifist. I blew away every file that Pacifist said FCServer had installed. Unfortunately, when I reinstalled FCServer it "remembered" all my settings -- didn't even ask me where I wanted to put my media and proxies during install.

    I ended up reformating the system drive, reinstalling OSX, then FCServer. Probably not the answer you wanted to hear, but at least it's an answer.
  • 3. Re: Uninstall
    Morten Schmidt Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
    thats a good one, have the same thing, is remembers settnings after manual uninstall, Apple pls make an uninstaler
  • 4. Re: Uninstall
    Jon Chappell Level 5 Level 5 (4,000 points)
    I have a utility called FCS Remover that removes Final Cut Studio just by pressing a button. It would not be difficult to adapt it to uninstall Final Cut Server as well, only I don't actually have it so someone will have to give me a list of installed files for both clients and servers.

    To get a list of files that the installer will copy, when you are on the Installation Type screen, click on Show Files and copy and paste that list.
  • 5. Re: Uninstall
    Morten Schmidt Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
    I know FCS remover, used it last week, it would be great to have an uninstaler, but I dont understand how to get the list, pls explain one more time
  • 6. Re: Uninstall
    Morten Schmidt Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
    hi Jon, I just send u a message on http://www.digitalrebellion.com contact us formular
  • 7. Re: Uninstall
    Morten Schmidt Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
    when or if u do the new programing on the FCS remover, it would be super nice if u dont need to uninstall FCS at the same time, but only FCserver
  • 8. Re: Uninstall
    inceptdate Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    I am going to call Apple... AGAIN... will let you all know what I find out.

    More than likely nothing.
  • 9. Re: Uninstall
    inceptdate Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    in going through the shell code, I suddenly realized that FCS uses a SQL database (duh)... it could be that the device settings, etc are contained within that...
  • 10. Re: Uninstall
    inceptdate Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    yes.... it is the database that Postgre is reading from... If we are able to delete that then we're golden. Will have an update shortly... hopefully...
  • 11. Re: Uninstall
    inceptdate Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    ok.... this is going to sound a little nuts BUT...

    Apple and myself worked on this issue for the past two hours. We found the solution and I got mine fixed in about 30 seconds. However, Apple has respectfully asked me not to post the solution here for a variety of reasons. This IS new software and they are working very hard on providing resolutions in their support area and in FCS updates.

    While I would love to help all of you... please wait for Apple to offer their solutions. It will def. be better than the quick fix that we found tonight.
  • 12. Re: Uninstall
    Morten Schmidt Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
    come on man, this is not a nice post,
  • 13. Re: Uninstall
    Morten Schmidt Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
    come on man, this is not a nice one to post, where can I mail U?
  • 14. Re: Uninstall
    EditDog Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
    Knowing that Apple has never provided Uninstallers for the Pro Apps, I made sure to turn on Time Machine and do a backup before I installed FC Server, figuring that would be the easiest way to go back to the state before I installed.

    of course, whether Time Machine actually works, I don't know. That's my solution, anyway.
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