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How to perform Disk Erasure, Disk Clearing and Disk Sanitization based on US DoD recommendations

Applies to

Data ONTAP 8


This article describes the procedure to perform disk erasure, disk clearing and disk sanitization based upon the most up-to-date US DoD recommendations. It explains the difference between the three terms and also gives specific commands to be run in Data ONTAP.




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