Wiping an HP MSA1000 ready to be re-used

We have an MSA1000 that was previously used for our live data but we have now moved to a new EVA and want to re-used the MSA1000 as archive storage.

At the moment it is connected to 2 clustered NAS heads that are being retired so I just want to wipe the MSA and then hook it up to a single server.

We have a consultant coming up who will help us hook it up to the new server and reconfig the switches etc...All I need to do right now is wipe the MSA so it is ready to use. Is it as simple as going into disk management on one of the NAS heads and formatting or is there a special way of doing this in the Array config utility or anywhere else??

thanks for any advice
mce-man-itAsked:
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exx1976Commented:
Are you going to reconfigure the arrays/storage partitions or anything like that on it? If you are, then the data will be rendered inaccessible when you do that.  If not, then just wipe it using the digk management of the new host system.

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mce-man-itAuthor Commented:
The data has been migrated to the new EVA so not bothered about that at all. We will probably want to wipe the storage partitions and just have one chunk of data as its going to be for archive storage

So the best bet would be to connect it up to the new host server, then wipe it from there?
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mce-man-itAuthor Commented:
SOrry I meant one chunk of storage, not data
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exx1976Commented:
Yes, I would just wipe it from the new host server.  If I understand correctly, all you're concerned about is having a some new bulk disk to attach to a server you have, all within the same company.  You're not concerned about like a DoD level wipe because you're selling the thing or something, right?  Definitely, just let the new host server take care of it before it goes to production.


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mce-man-itAuthor Commented:
Yep exactly, we're just re-using the storage on the same site for the same company

I'll do it through disk management on the new host then, thanks for the help!
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