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Server disk wiping

Ed B
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Server disk wiping



We are decommissioning a couple of old Proliant servers.

Is there any tools to wipe the disks on the server [maybe free?] and optionally do the wiping remotely?




P.S. This thread has been moved from  Servers>General to ProLiant Servers (ML,DL,SL). -HP Forum Moderator



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Re: Server disk wiping

If the array controller is a P420 or above, the Smart Storage Administrator app (you can reach that during boot, the full graphical array setup) has the option to erase a drive.

For older systems you can probably find some flavor of Linux that can boot from a USB drive and use a disk wipe utility from there.

I used to use some DOS utilities and boot off a USB virtual floppy, but it's been a while and they probably don't handle the larger partitions sizes or types anymore (GDISK for example, part of the Ghost utilities).
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Re: Server disk wiping

I did some quick Googling for "secure disk wipe" and a few free utilities show up, with bootable disk/USB options... thinks like KillDisk or DBAN, etc.