RE: database decommission checklist
Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2009 09:40:03 -0400
On Linux, you can use a tool called 'shred'. It will repeatedly write 25 times over on the disk. Make it a little harder to recover data if that is your intent.
From: oracle-l-bounce_at_freelists.org [mailto:oracle-l-bounce_at_freelists.org] On Behalf Of Bobak, Mark
Sent: Friday, June 26, 2009 5:40 PM
To: Brandon.Allen_at_OneNeck.com; dcowles_at_us.ibm.com; oracle-l_at_freelists.org Subject: RE: database decommission checklist
And, might I add, when it comes to wiping the disk, one good wipe is all it takes, contrary to what government standards say.....
I challenge anyone to recover data from a disk after a single pass of: dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sd0
You do that, the data is gone, and it's not coming back....
From: oracle-l-bounce_at_freelists.org [mailto:oracle-l-bounce_at_freelists.org] On Behalf Of Allen, Brandon
Sent: Friday, June 26, 2009 4:42 PM
To: dcowles_at_us.ibm.com; oracle-l_at_freelists.org Subject: RE: database decommission checklist
I would just add wiping the disk, or taking a sledgehammer to it if it's really sensitive data and you'll be decommissioning the hardware too, and then other little things like updating documentation and maybe any clients, e.g. tnsnames.ora files, that need to be updated.
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