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Securely wipe an entire Linux server with itself

I have remote ssh access and root access. I do not have physical access. I'm not looking for solutions involving booting into anything, I want to do this from what is currently running. OS is SL6. ...
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How to prepare computers for donation

We are decommissioning around 40 Dell desktops. We would like to donate them but drives need to be wiped. What's the best approach to wipe them all as efficiently as possible? Is it standard practice ...
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Does there exist a bootable USB key with shred? [closed]

Does anyone know if there exist a bootable USB key with shred that detects all harddrives and shreds them automatically? It would be great if it had a config file, where I could set the shred value ...
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How do I wipe a Sun Santricity SAN Array

I need to wipe all data from an out of support SUN Santricity array before we send it to EMC for a trade in. (Yes EMC is took our SUN in part for a CX-480) Does anyone have advice on how to wipe ...
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Disk wipe preferences

I manage a pool of systems that are loaded with software and sent to potential customers for evaluations which often land sensitive information on the drives. Before shipping them back, they typically ...
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Tools to wipe a hard disk [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Deep Format of a Harddrive on a Linux System Do you know tools (linux live cds, bootable dos tools ) to wipe hard drives ?
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Why does everybody recommend Dban over more fundamental methods?

When people ask on how to wipe a drive, it almost seems as if the default answer is DBAN and I am not really sure why. Especially when doing commands like dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda dd ...
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Secure disk wiping tool for Windows

I need to securely wipe a drive from within Windows 7 and can't find a good tool to do so. Eraser doesn't seem to have a setting to wipe a whole drive, DBAN requires not being in Windows. Over in UNIX ...
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Wipe out hard drive on HP box using DBAN from CD?

I need to create CD for wipping out hard drives before boxes are decomitioned. Considering to use DBAN: does it matter that the boxes are running HP Unix? Will this effect anything? is there a ...
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Make sure I have overwritten every bit with dcfldd

I am using dcfldd to wipe a drive and lear forensics. I don't really want to have to deal with the math of the blocks and sectors, and just want dd or dcfldd to write over every possible bit on the ...
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Write random data to random sectors of Hard Drive

I have a hard drive that went bad and before I send it for RMA I want to wipe as much as possible from it. I tried using windows utilities and also did dd of /dev/random. The problem is I can't wait ...
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Remotely Deleting/Wiping a Laptop

A client of mine wants to be able to remotely wipe employees company laptops upon termination. Does anybody know a good way of going about that? I know Lojack for laptops has this capability...
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Deep Format of a Harddrive on a Linux System

I've got an original Asus Eee PC Netbook that I'd like to sell. When I've sold old computers in the past, I've typically done a deep/secure/zeroing out style format. How can I do this on a Linux ...
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What are some free utilities for securely wiping data from a floppy disk?

I have a stack of old floppy disks in my server room and before disposing or donating them, I want to make sure they are cleaned. Can anyone suggest some free utilities (Windows or Linux) for securely ...
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WipeDrive Utility?

What is the best and fastest wipe drive (zero fill) utility that can be burned to a CD?