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decommisioning of HP-UX server

gany59
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decommisioning of HP-UX server

Hi,

what is meant by decommissiong of the server
i need to decommission the HP N class server , which was running in the 11.11
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Torsten.
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Re: decommisioning of HP-UX server

"what is meant by decommissiong of the server"

The final power off.

If you are concern about the data on disks consider to pull and destroy them.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Pete Randall
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Re: decommisioning of HP-UX server

You really need to explain your requirements to yourself and then to us. It's one thing if you're a defense contractor with government contracts but it's entirely different if you're a Mom & Pop sort of business.


Pete

Pete
Tingli
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Re: decommisioning of HP-UX server

You can make a tape backup for the system (such as vg00) and keep the tapes forever. Then clean up or erase everything in all the disks. Turn the power off.
Jorge Pons
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Re: decommisioning of HP-UX server

Steven E. Protter
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Re: decommisioning of HP-UX server

Shalom,

At a basic level, you should do an OS install, including all disks to insure any sensitive data is removed.

This would not stop a security agency like the NSA from reconstructing the data, but would stop the casual from viewing it.

I used to work at NDS, and we send disks to the disk crusher to be sure no sensitive data was released.

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James R. Ferguson
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Re: decommisioning of HP-UX server

Hi:

Like Pete said, you really need to define your environment along with the sensitivity/confidentiality of the server's data repository.

Aside from the server itself, you may want/need to cleanup DNS entries on DNS servers; backup jobs on backup servers; etc.

You need to _think_ how your server was used and how it interpolated into _your_ environment

Regards!

...JRF...