Solved

Disk Sanitization on Network Appliance / NetApp Server

Posted on 2011-02-20
2
2,765 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-22
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!
0
Comment
Question by:joshky
2 Comments
 
LVL 21

Accepted Solution

by:
robocat earned 500 total points
ID: 34942188

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.

0
 

Author Comment

by:joshky
ID: 34945534
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!
0

Featured Post

PRTG Network Monitor: Intuitive Network Monitoring

Network Monitoring is essential to ensure that computer systems and network devices are running. Use PRTG to monitor LANs, servers, websites, applications and devices, bandwidth, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and many more. PRTG is easy to set up & use.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

AWS Glacier is Amazons cheapest storage option and is their answer to a ‘Cold’ storage service.  Customers primarily use this service for archival purposes and storage of infrastructure backups.  Its unlimited storage potential and low storage cost …
The article will include the best Data Recovery Tools along with their Features, Capabilities, and their Download Links. Hope you’ll enjoy it and will choose the one as required by you.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of installing the necessary services and then configuring a Windows Server 2012 system as an iSCSI target. To install the necessary roles, go to Server Manager, and select Add Roles and Featu…
This Micro Tutorial will teach you how to reformat your flash drive. Sometimes your flash drive may have issues carrying files so this will completely restore it to manufacturing settings. Make sure to backup all files before reformatting. This w…

803 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question