• Author : Alon Pekurovsky

 
 

Switch storage device secure erase 

Description A secure erase is generally defined as a command (or set of commands) that deliberately, permanently and irreversibly remove/destroy the data stored on a storage device, rendering that data unrecoverable. This feature securely erases the flash and optional SSD storage device(s) within an Arista switch. Specifically, it will secure erase the storage devices whose partitions mount to /mnt/crash, /mnt/drive, and /mnt/flash (as applicable). Then, it repartitions these storage devices and re-creates the filesystems for each of their partitions. In other words, the partition table of each storage device will be the exact same as before this secure erase procedure...
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