How to Remove Your Magento 1.x Installation

The following snippets can be used to remove your Magento 1.x installation(s).

This is irreversible so make sure you know what you are doing!

Remove a Magento 1 Installation Using Magerun

In order to uninstall/remove a Magento 1.x installation, run the following command:

n98-magerun --root-dir=/data/web/public uninstall --installationFolder=/data/web/public --force

This will delete the default database (YOURAPPNAME_preinstalled_Magento), and recursively delete the /data/web/public directory. Any instances of Magento installed in other directories will not be touched.

Manually Remove a Magento 1.x Installation

To manually remove all databases and files of both the staging and production, use the following snippet:

mysql -Be 'show databases' | sed 1d |\
 grep -vE '^information_schema$|^performance_schema$|^mysql$|^test$' | while read DATABASE

Then remove all Magento files, use the following command:

cd /data/web
rm -rf /data/web/{public,staging}
mkdir /data/web/{public,staging}

Keep in mind: After removing your Magento content and database, sometimes you need to remove or adjust your Nginx configuration in /data/web/nginx too, in order to start with a clean slate.