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VA7100 SCRUB

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Nobody's Hero
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VA7100 SCRUB

I rented a VA7100 for a PeopleSoft conversion and it worked great. Now I want to ship it back. What is the best way to remove data drom the disks. The data is private medical records. I need to insure that the data is physically gone. What process should I follow? Should I do anything else besides delete the LUNs via SDM Commandview GUI?
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Vincent Farrugia
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Re: VA7100 SCRUB

Hello,

On the VAs, you cannot physically access a single harddisk at a time, so by removing the LUNs you are already pretty safe about your data security (or lack of it).

However, you can be sure of your data being removed by creating a LUN the size of your harddisks put together and putting in junk data. You can do this using the dd command, or using destructive diagnostics on the LUN from mstm.

HTH,
Vince
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Yogeeraj_1
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Re: VA7100 SCRUB

hi,
Mr. vincent is right.

to be dead sure. create new luns and put in junk data.

hope this helps!
best regards
Yogeeraj
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Mike_305
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Re: VA7100 SCRUB

Hi Robert,

Create a device file call zero and remove the disk label.

mknod /dev/zero c 3 0x000004

dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/rdsk/c0t3d0s2 bs=1b count=16

Hope this helps.

Thanks,

Mike
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