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Re: [opensuse] scrathsing old harddisks
  • From: Sam Clemens <clemens.sam1@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2008 23:52:13 -0400
  • Message-id: <47EB19ED.2070704@xxxxxxxxx>
Jim Staunton wrote:
Hans defaber wrote:
What is the best (easiest) way to overwrite old harddisks with random garbage ?


Have a look at shred - 'man shred' will explain how to use it...


LOTS of caveats there.

Most data which is that valuable is also being kept on
journaled filesystems and probably RAID, too...both of
which violate shred's assumptions.

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