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SPARC M8 and SPARC M7 Servers Security Guide

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Updated: September 2017

Hard Drives

Hard drives (hard disk drives and solid-state drives) are often used to store sensitive information. To protect this information from unauthorized disclosure, sanitize hard drives prior to reusing, decommissioning, or disposing of them.

  • Use disk-wiping tools such as the Oracle Solaris format(1M) command to completely erase all data from the disk drive.

  • Organizations should refer to their data protection policies to determine the most appropriate method to sanitize hard drives.

  • If required, take advantage of Oracle's Customer Data and Device Retention Service.