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RE: Shredding Digital data on Mainframes and AS400
From: Macajueli <macajueli () gmail com>
Date: Mon, 7 Apr 2008 19:27:32 -0400

If any of the servers are changing hands, ie being sold to pay off creditors, take a sledgehammer to any long term 
storage that could possibly hold proprietary data like hdd's, backup tapes, etc...  The cost of replacing a drive is 
much less than getting sued/put in jail  because you lost patient data, financial data or whatever.  Plus, it can be 
cathartic to have an office space moment with the drives >:-)


-----Original Message-----
From: Ali, Saqib <docbook.xml () gmail com>
Sent: Monday, April 07, 2008 10:54 AM
To: k7.fantr () gmail com
Cc: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Re: Shredding Digital data on Mainframes and AS400

Shred the physical storage media.

As far as I know AS400 don't have a crypto-erase (secure erase) capability


On Fri, Apr 4, 2008 at 6:05 PM,  <k7.fantr () gmail com> wrote:
Does anyone know how to shred data on an AS400 or a mainframe? I do not know the OS's yet so any commands that may be 
built into whatever flavors that you are used to would be great. We had a business partner go belly-up with 
potentially lots of private data on their systems. I can handle the PC's, but they have other systems as well. Any 
help would be greatly appreciated.

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