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Securely erase disk drive ?

Created: 13 Jan 2013 • Updated: 14 Jan 2013 | 6 comments
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Hi people,

How does one securely delete disk drive for a physical server ?

I have searched through google and come up across this utility: http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=HOWTO9581

where can I download it ?

Thanks

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pete_4u2002's picture

looking at the link you posted, it comes with deployment solutions, do you have the license for that?

 

John Santana's picture

that's what I'm not sure with.

I only have Symantec Ghost version 9 and above stand alone product, so I wonder if this can be downloaded freely ?

Kind regards,

John Santana
IT Professional

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CraigV's picture

...if you have a branded server like HP for example, this can be done through SmartStart which is shipped with the server, or is downloadable.

Other manufacturers would have something similar...no license required.

Thanks!

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John Santana's picture

Thanks Craig !

you're genius smiley

 

HP: Smart Start 8.70 (http://h18013.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/13431_div/13431_div.html)

 

Perform Server Maintenance

By selecting the Maintenance icon in SmartStart, you can perform the following:

  • Insight Diagnostics - performs tests on system components. Insight Diagnostics displays information about a server's hardware and software configuration. You can perform hardware and software tests on the following subsystems: Processor, Input devices, Communication ports and devices, Storage devices, Graphics, Memory, Multimedia devices and now the remote management processor (ILO, RILOE II).
  • Array Configuration Utility (ACU) and Array Diagnostics Utility (ADU) have been combined into a single utility that enables you to configure and perform device tests on newly added Smart Array controllers and associated storage devices. It is a web-based tool that has a configuration wizard that allows you to configure your Smart Array controller, add additional disk drives to an existing configuration or reconfigure your existing disk drive array.
  • Erase Utility - provides options to clean different areas of the system: attached drives, non-attached drives, BIOS, and non-volatile RAM (NVRAM)

 

Kind regards,

John Santana
IT Professional

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CraigV's picture

It works incredibly well John. Any servers due to be sent back to the rental agents or sold when EOL are wiped using this.

THanks!

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John Santana's picture

I never thought that it is possible :-)

I got plenty of Smart Start CD in my drawer and never knew that it is the answer to my problem.

Many thakns !

Kind regards,

John Santana
IT Professional

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Please be nice to me as I'm newbie in this forum.