How to revert deployed packages in CRX/DE package manager?

In this tutorial, you will learn how to revert a deployed package in CRX/DE package manager.

The package is uploaded into CRX/DE and not yet replicated.

  1. Visit CRX/DE Lite (http://localhost:4502/crx/packmgr/index.jsp)
  2. Locate the project package.
  3. Click on “more” (the drop-down on the right).
  4. Click on “uninstall” (this will ensure your AEM instance is back to what it was before the installation. Imagine all the “filter paths” have taken a backup snapshot. When uninstalling your package, this will bring your backup snapshot of back to life, and delete any thing in the folder that is not in the snapshot.)
  5. Delete the current version (unwanted version) of the project package.
  6. Done.

The package is uploaded into CRX/DE and has already been replicated.

  1. Visit CRX/DE Lite  (http://localhost:4502/crx/packmgr/index.jsp)
  2. Locate the project package.
  3. Click on “more” (the drop-down on the right).
  4. Click on “uninstall” (this will ensure your AEM instance is back to what it was before the installation. Imagine all the “filter paths” have taken a backup snapshot. When uninstalling your package, this will bring your backup snapshot of back to life, and delete any thing in the folder that is not in the snapshot.)
  5. Delete the current version (unwanted version) of the project package.
  6. Repeat steps 1-5 for all your AEM instances (Author and Publish AEM servers)

Final Notes

I insist not to replicate the /content folder that holds your site pages. This will replicate(copy) all your web pages to your publish instance. Even if your site manager indicates whether your page is not active, your page will be copied over to the publish instance and will available to your consumers.

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