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how to erase data on a MSA1000 attached to Linux Server

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Danesh Qureshi
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how to erase data on a MSA1000 attached to Linux Server

I have a HP Proliant DL585 G1 server running Red Hat Linux RHEL 4.

I want to delete all the data on the storage MSA1000 SAN attached to the server.

How can I safely delete all the data on MSA1000 SAN storage?
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Steven E. Protter
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Re: how to erase data on a MSA1000 attached to Linux Server

Shalom,

dd is a good tool.

If it happens to be a file system, you can umount it and use newfs to clean it.

In the end, though a good recovery is still possible on the data, using various recovery methods.

That was the reason why my previous employer sent the disks to the crusher when done with them. This avoided any possibility of proprietary data getting out the door.

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Danesh Qureshi
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Re: how to erase data on a MSA1000 attached to Linux Server

Salam,

Thank you very much.

I will use the dd command to erase the data.

Dennis Handly
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