Uninstalling DataStax Community 

Steps for uninstalling Cassandra by install type.

Select the uninstall method for your type of installation.

Uninstalling Debian- and RHEL-based packages

Use this method when you have installed DataStax Community using APT or Yum.

  1. Stop the Cassandra and DataStax Agent services:
    $ sudo service cassandra stop
  2. Make sure all services are stopped:
    $ ps auwx | grep cassandra
    $ ps auwx | grep datastax-agent ## If the DataStax Agent was installed.
  3. If services are still running, use the PID to kill the service:
    $ sudo kill cassandra_pid
    $ sudo kill datastax_agent_pid  ## If the DataStax Agent was installed.
  4. Remove the library and log directories:
    $ sudo rm -r /var/lib/cassandra
    $ sudo rm -r /var/log/cassandra
  5. Remove the installation directories:
    RHEL-based packages:
    $ sudo yum remove "cassandra-*" "datastax-*" ## datastax-x required if the DataStax Agent was installed.

    Debian-based packages:

    $ sudo apt-get purge "cassandra-*" "datastax-*"  ## datastax-x required if the DataStax Agent was installed..

Uninstalling the binary tarball

Use this method when you have installed DataStax Community using the binary tarball.

  1. Stop the node:
    $ ps auwx | grep cassandra
    $ sudo  kill <pid>
  2. Stop the DataStax Agent if installed:
    $ sudo kill datastax_agent_pid
  3. Remove the installation directory.