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Securely Erasing a Disk?

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The Question is:

After renting an AlphaServer/OpenVMS v6.2 machine for backup/restore/testing
 purposes, I want to be able to permanently delete all file-info from the
 disks, before sending it back to the rental company.
A simple INITIALIZE will probably not be sufficient, as all data remains on the
When someone else restores the pointers to the data, the files will probably be
 readable again.
Is there a way to accomplish this ?
builtin VMS-command? Freeware? Commercial app.?
Thanks in advance.

The Answer is :

  Please see the OpeNVMS Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for an
  available discussion of data erasure and of data remanence.
  Related OpenVMS Ask The Wizard topics include (841), (3926),
  (4286), (4598), and (7320).

answer written or last revised on ( 27-SEP-2004 )

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