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General Module Uninstall Question

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Community Member, 2 Posts

5 August 2010 at 1:56am

Hi All,

I'm new to SilverStripe and just have a quick question. If I install a module and it causes some sort of problem with my current SilverStripe set up, can I just delete the new module and rebuild the database to go back to where I was before I added the module. I have tested this on a development server but have not tried it on a live site so I just want to make sure this is how it works in case I experience problems on the live site.

Thanks for your help.



Forum Moderator, 4102 Posts

5 August 2010 at 2:13am

The tables won't be deleted. I believe they'll get renamed to _obsolete_[table_name]. That way, if you ever re-install, it will recover your data, and if you ever want to do some more permanent housecleaning, you can rest assured that any table named "_obsolete" can be deleted.

Note: this works only for SiteTree descendants -- not DataObjects, since there's no way of knowing they aren't being used.


Community Member, 2 Posts

5 August 2010 at 3:14am

Thank you for your quick response. The module I am looking to install is the User Form module. We had someone build our site with SilverStripe but now we are trying to install the module. It sounds like if I encounter problems, I can just delete module and although the info will stay in the table it will not be active so to speak. I just don't want to crash our site by installing the new module.