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Re: How to tune shred to run faster on Solaris 8

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: How to tune shred to run faster on Solaris 8
Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2007 09:12:35 +0200

address@hidden wrote:
> I would like to get in touch with Colin Plumb regarding "shred".
> Recently I am trying to shred data for my company but when we try to run
> "shred" with 5 passes, it does not return after 4 days.  We have a tight
> deadline to complete this exercise for all servers.
> I want to see if Colin can give me any advice.  The platform is Solaris
> 8 on SunFire machines (V420, V280).

Consider using only one pass.
Even some government standards recognize that 3 is sufficient,
on modern disks.  Here's a thread where this was discussed at length:


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