How To Uninstall Odoo

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Removing Odoo from your system may prove to be a challenging task, especially for those who are unfamiliar with the platform. As someone who has previously gone through this process, I am aware of the difficulty that can arise when attempting to get rid of a deeply ingrained software. In this guide, I will walk you through the necessary steps to successfully uninstall Odoo, offering personal advice and tips throughout the process.

Why Uninstall Odoo?

There could be various reasons why you may want to uninstall Odoo. Perhaps you’ve found a different software that better suits your needs, or maybe you’re experiencing technical issues that you just can’t seem to resolve. Whatever the reason may be, let’s get started with the uninstallation process.

Step 1: Stop Odoo Services

The first step in uninstalling Odoo is to stop all running services associated with the software. This ensures that no processes are running in the background and allows for a clean uninstallation.

  1. Open your command prompt or terminal.
  2. Type the following command to stop the Odoo service:
  3. sudo service odoo stop

  4. If you’re using a different service manager, replace “odoo” with the appropriate service name.

Step 2: Remove Odoo Files

Once the services have been stopped, it’s time to remove the Odoo files from your system. This includes the application files as well as any related configuration files.

  1. Navigate to the directory where Odoo is installed. This may vary depending on your system configuration.
  2. Delete the Odoo directory and all its contents.
  3. Next, delete any Odoo-related configuration files. These are typically located in the “/etc” directory.

Step 3: Remove Odoo Database

If you’ve been using Odoo, chances are you have a database associated with it. It’s important to remove this database to ensure a complete uninstallation.

  1. Open your preferred database management tool (e.g., phpMyAdmin, pgAdmin).
  2. Locate the Odoo database and delete it.
  3. Be cautious when deleting the database, as this action is irreversible.

Step 4: Clean Up Dependencies

Odoo may have installed additional dependencies on your system. It’s a good idea to clean up these dependencies to keep your system tidy and free from unnecessary files.

  1. Open your package manager (e.g., apt, yum).
  2. Search for any packages that were installed alongside Odoo.
  3. Remove these packages using the appropriate package manager command.


Uninstalling Odoo can be a complex process, but by following the steps outlined above, you should be able to remove the software from your system successfully. Remember to stop all Odoo services, delete the Odoo files and configuration, remove the Odoo database, and clean up any dependencies. With these steps completed, you’ll have a fresh system ready for whatever software you choose to install next.