I have installed chef-server but I have really messed it up and now I just want to fully remove all the files and associated configurations. I have run “chef-server-ctl uninstall” and also done yum remove on the package. However doing this does not fully remove everything. I wanted to know how to basically erase everything so I can start back at square one as I have really messed things up
Not sure the answer to your question but in general, this is why I like to work in local VirtualBox VMs first. Easy to just reset back to original state and start over i.e. vagrant destroy && vagrant up kitchen destroy && kitchen converge.