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Wipe/Erase/Clobber/Overwrite/Zero Disk Data?

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The Question is:

How do I perform a secure disk wipe to remove all confidential data on a VAX
 4100 running VMS 5.5-2. This system is being decommissioned and put into

The Answer is :

  There is and can be no single and no universal answer to this.
  Related discussions include (841), (3926), (4286), (4598), (7320).
  Topics specific to unintential initialization or the overwriting of
  disk and tape media include (1286) and (6990).
  For errors resulting from file structure, directory structure, or
  file structure corruptions, please see topics such as (1213), (4088),
  (4571), (5071), (5553), (5719), (6021), (6234).
  Disk bad block handling is discussed in topic (6926).

answer written or last revised on ( 24-JUN-2002 )

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