Erase

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Introduction

Applications

  • Shred (installed by default) Shred overwrites the specified FILE(s) repeatedly, to prevent data recovery.-- directions here
  • Wipe (in repos) Securely erases files from magnetic data -- directions here
  • DBAN Darik's Boot and Nuke -- documentation here

Procedures

  • You can not erase a drive that is mounted, so usually you will be using an external medium
  • Be very careful to identify the correct drive before starting

Links

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