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Questions tagged [dban]

Darik's Boot and Nuke, a program to securely erase a hard drive.

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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 if=/dev/...
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Erasing Server RAID Hard disks (SAS and SATA) for decomissioning

We are in a process of decomissioning a handfull of Fujitsu Primergy Servers. Before of course, we want to make sure that the hard disks are completely wiped out. But it seems there is no way to ...
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Booting DBAN from PXE failing with non-fatal errors

I have a functioning PXE configuration that allows to boot to an installation by Kickstart or rescue, both via RHEL6 media. I'm trying to add DBAN to the mix to make for a more complete solution for ...
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Dell poweredge 1900 Dban drives individually

I have 6 SATA HDDs connected to the server. Is there a way to dBan each disk individually. As of right now the controller creates a virtual drive and when the dBan is initialized it only wipes the ...
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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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How to setup PXE boot server in CentOS

I am working on researching a project for work and thought that I would ask for your advice. I am trying to find out how to setup a PXE boot server within CentOS that would allow us to PXE boot a ...