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Disk Sanitization on Network Appliance / NetApp Server

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I have a few various NetApp filers, shelves, etc. and the hard drives must be erased using a 3-pass w/verify.   My initial searches revealed a tool that NetApp provides for this purpose, and it appeared that the license was now available at no charge.   My question would be:

1.  If using the NetApp utility, what (high-level) steps are required from start-to-finish?   Does the tool provide for a recorded log of the activity?

2.  Are there any alternative methods of wiping these drives in-place?

Thanks in advance for any insight you may have!
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The command is very simple:

disk sanitize start <disks list>

http://blog.kudosvenue.com/2010/12/16/netapp-disk-sanitization-2/

As an alternative, you can destroy the aggregates and then do a "disk zero spares". This will wipe all data (once), but does not comply with any multi-pass wipe requirements.

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Robocat,

Thanks for your timely response.  It did appear to be a fairly straightforward process, but in this case where I don't have experience with NetApp, I wanted to be sure I wasn't missing anything.

Thanks again!
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