RE: database decommission checklist

From: Matthew Zito <>
Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2009 14:03:49 -0400
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Thanks for the reiteration, Jared. And just to continue along those lines, don't forget BCVs or snapshots, tape backups, etc. etc. If you have a real need to destroy data, you'll want to get your storage admins involved, talk to your vendors, and potentially even purchase a dedicated solution for data cleansing.  

These days, a simple rm or even a shred is unlikely to really remove your data everywhere.  


[] On Behalf Of Jared Still Sent: Tuesday, June 30, 2009 1:09 PM
Subject: Re: database decommission checklist    

On Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 6:40 AM, QuijadaReina, Julio C <> wrote:

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.

Just to re-iterate what Matt Zito already stated:  

That won't work on some storage systems.  

In particular it will not work on NetApp, and there may be others.  


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