Need to wipe disks

I would like some suggestions on free utilities to wipe disks.
It has to support fiber, I have an MSA1000 that I am using, and want to wipe 14 disks at a time, without wiping the host.
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loftywormAsked:
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65tdRetiredCommented:
What about using the array config utility and changing the RAID level?
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loftywormAuthor Commented:
This needs to be secure, absolute, zeroing of the disk to DOD standards.
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RartemassLife CoachCommented:
Get Dban (Darius Boot and Nuke)
http://www.dban.org/download

It has several modes, a couple of which are up to DoD standards. A good DoD wipe will take several days.
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loftywormAuthor Commented:
I don't think dban will do what I want, 2 things.  It will not see the fiber attached storage, and it will not run on the host, the host will have to be rebooted.

am I incorrect?
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RartemassLife CoachCommented:
Eban is the Enterprise version of Dban and it will do what you need, but you have to pay for it.

Older versions of Dban should do what you need as well, but the creator has taken out the features in newer versions so people will have to buy Eban.

http://www1.techwayservices.com/about-eban/

Wipedrive should also work but again you have to pay for it. The trial version wipes 25% of your drive.
http://www.whitecanyon.com/wipedrive-pro-erase-harddrive.php
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loftywormAuthor Commented:
so what version of dban should I be looking for?
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loftywormAuthor Commented:
will it boot to fiber attached storage?
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RartemassLife CoachCommented:
v1.06 or earlier. It was around that time that eban was marketed so useful features such as SATA support were disabled.  It is up to version 2.0 now.

I haven't tried it with fiber attached storage so I am unable to answer that issue, sorry.

In general you will find it difficult to get software for enterprise level hardware for free.

Additionally the MSA1000 should have an erase utility with its OS. Have you checked that out?
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loftywormAuthor Commented:
Really??  No I hadn't, Do you know where I can find it, or some keywords?
 
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RartemassLife CoachCommented:
I'm just going off the fact that other models have that utility. It should tell you in the manual.

Most are titled "Secure Erase" or similar.
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btanExec ConsultantCommented:
Maybe this forum extract can be useful reference as well - not only wipe the disk but also relevant config
@ http://forums11.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=1247834
@ http://forums11.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=1253145
@ http://forums11.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=1372397

Extract key one:

I don't think there is a command to completely wipe the config from the MSA from the CLI, since the array config is stored on the disks. However deleting all the units/connections/ACL's should pretty much reset things back to how they were. The only other thing that would need resetting is the GLOBAL parameters i.e System Name e.t.c The above would be carried out from the CLI. Through ACU there is the 'Clear Configuration' option (never used it though) which maybe easier for you if you have the option.

Eraser (http://www.heidi.ie/eraser) may be of use. Eraser is designed to run on the operating system which is directly hosting and controlling the drive. Probably can start Eraser on the other Computer with an Remote-Program

Hope it helps
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loftywormAuthor Commented:
I ended up using eraser.
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