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How do you wipe your VG00?

rleon
Regular Advisor

How do you wipe your VG00?

How can I make some kind of boot disk to wipe out VG00, and DOD compliant?

What about VG01 that would be attached to an external array?

Thanks,
Ricardo
2 REPLIES
James Brand
Frequent Advisor

Re: How do you wipe your VG00?

I've never done this on HP-UX but looks like this has been posted before here. See

http://forums13.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?admit=109447627+1234389452989+28353475&threadId=236342
Robert-Jan Goossens
Honored Contributor

Re: How do you wipe your VG00?

You have a number of options

# dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/rdsk/cXtYdZ bs=1024k

or:

# dd if=/dev/urandom of=/dev/rdsk/CXtYdZ bs=1024k

or:

# mediainit /dev/rdsk/cXtYdZ
The problem with mediainit is that if you need to handover the system to someone else, there is a change the disks will not be usable again.

or probably the safest:

Drill holes in your disks:)

Best regards,
Robert-Jan