Not able to do clean install


Very strange issue. I installed Home Assistant on a Raspberry Pi3 using Docker.
I used this guide.

Anyway I wanted to clean out and start over, with a fresh install, but no matter what I do it seems to keep my config.

I cleaned out the configuration directory, I purged docker.
rm -rf ~/docker/home-assistant/ha_config/*
docker container stop $(docker container ls -a -q) && docker system prune -a -f --volumes

I then run docker-compose to bring it up again, but when I go to the url: http://homeautopi:8123
I don’t get the create user page, instead I get:

You’re about to give http://homeautopi:8123/ access to your Home Assistant instance.

Logging in with Home Assistant Local .

And when I log in it has all my old things, for example extra settings I added for a Weather service.

I want to start completely fresh, how do I do that?


I don’t use HA with docker, only other things, but if you are using docker-compose I would imagine the sequence should be

  • docker-compose down
  • remove config files & database.
  • docker-compose up -d


Is this really where your config lies? Did you also delete the hidden files and directories within? rm -rf doesn’t get the dot files.


Yup it was the hidden files causing headache… :wink: