I'm just finished my Amazon EC2 migration and I want to delete all the files (databases, source code) from the old servers. The problem is that the servers are in California and my business is in Chile, soo I only have ssh access to that servers.

I'm planning to sell the servers and I'm wondering if there is a way to perform a low levele deletion remotely of the specific files and folders.

Thanks in advance!

José Antonio


You should be able to use shred to wipe files.

If the host is Linux based and is using ext3 you are going to set some special mount options to disable the journal to make sure your files are wiped.

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