Because CQ WCM installs only into a directory, there is no need for an uninstall utility. Uninstalling is as simple as deleting the entire installation directory, although how you uninstall CQ WCM depends on what you want to achieve and what persistent storage you use.
Day highly recommends that you back up your repository before
deleting CQ WCM. If you delete the entire
If persistent storage is embedded in the installation directory, for example, in the default TarPM installation, deleting folders removes data as well.
If your installation of CQ WCM uses external storage, for example, a database server, removing folder does not remove the data automatically, but it does remove the storage configuration, which makes restoring the JCR content difficult.