Describes how to completely remove the content of a disk by erasing the partition table.
You may need to erase the content from a hard disk prior to shipping the disk back to Crossbeam. Use the following procedure to completely erase the content from a hard disk.
Use the following procedure to completely erase the content from a hard disk.
1. Go to CPM root shell level
# unix su
2. Erase content of the hard drive
# Warning: There are no additional confirmation messages once command is run; all the content of the disk will be lost.
[[email protected] admin]# dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/<disk>
where disk is:
Depending on the size of the drive, it may take a few minutes as it overwrites each sector of the drive with zeros.
In the same way, the content of the HDD attached to APM might be erased/filled with zeros when run from VAP root shell level.