Storage DBAN, Disksposal and Diskpensation

[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for
this link. ]

“Listed at number ten in Ten Essential Linux Admin
Tools a few weeks ago, you had what was perhaps your first glimpse
of Darik’s Boot and Nuke (DBAN) disk wiping utility. Today, you
have it in glorious 3D* action that’s sure to convince you to add
DBAN to your utility belt as you head to the inner sanctum of your
local data center.

“DBAN is an essential admin tool because you need a method of
wiping disks securely. It’s easy to recover data from a formatted
disk or one that’s had fdisk run on it. DBAN has several options
for ruining any existing data on your used disks: Quick Erase, RCMP
TSSIT OPS-II**, DoD Short, DoD 5220.22-M, Gutmann Wipe and PRNG

“The Basics

“Download DBAN’s ISO image from the DBAN Download Page. At only
10MB, you can burn DBAN to a USB pendrive, mini CDROM or to a
standard CD/DVD disk for a bootable disk wipe tool.”