# Striim 3.9.8 documentation

1. Stop the agent (see Starting and stopping Striim).

2. Uninstall the agent:

• If the agent is running as a process, stop the process, copy agent.conf and any drivers you added to agent/lib to another location, and delete the agent directory.

• If the agent is running as a service in CentOS, open a terminal and run rpm -e striim-agent.

• If the agent is running as a service in Ubuntu, open a terminal and run dpkg --remove striim-agent.

• If the agent is running as a service in Windows, stop the Striim Agent process, copy agent.conf and any drivers you added to agent/lib to another location, then run Agent/conf/windowsAgent/yajsw_agent/bat/uninstallService.bat.

3. Install the new version of the agent as described in Striim Forwarding Agent installation and configuration. If running the agent as a process or as a service in Windows, use the backed-up copy of agent.conf, and before starting the agent copy any backed-up drivers to agent/lib. (If using rpm or dpkg, these files are preserved.)