I'm really new to netapp so forgive me that i don't know the commands and options from the system.
We have a older Netapp (FAS940, ontap version 7.0.5) which should be totally wiped before we get rid of it.
The netapp has 2 disk shelf's, then 2 heads and another 3 disk shelf's. (heads both see their own disks and the others as partner disks)
I managed to get the above 2 disk shelfs wiped (with some help) by moving the root volume to a newly created aggegate.
There was a arregate with 3 disks so we just rebuild that one, moved the root volume to it and sanitized the other 25 disks.
Now, the other one has only 1 arregate with 42 disks divided into 3 raid groups.
There is only 1 spare disk available. The root volume is also on this arregate.
How can i possible wsanitize these disks?
I want to have the same setup as the other head, so 3 disks for the root volume and all other disks for the data. (meaning sanitized and set to spare)
But i cant find a way to get 2 disks of the other arregate, or any other way to get 2 additional spare disks to create a new arregate for a root volume.
How can i get this?
Thanks in advance for your help!
(netapp is no longer in use / production. It contains no data and should be prepared for selling. That's why I need to have all disks sanitized so data recovery will be impossible. I just need a working netapp like it came from the factory)
The first thing that comes to mind is to reboot the filer and enter ^C (holding control key and C key together) early in the boot process where it says (in effect) type ^C to get the boot options menu. From the menu select item 4) Initialize ... This will zero the disks and install the default root volume. It will take about an hour depending on disk type and size. NOTE: This is not a triple over-write used by the high security systems.
This is a good thread... after you sanitize all the disks and if you want to sanitize the 3 disks used for root, create a new aggregate for root, then reclaim the 3 drives not sanitized..
To get disks back after sanitize... "priv set advanced ; disk unfail -s x.xx"... you could do this for 3 drives then "aggr create newroot -d x.xx x.xx x.xx" for those 3 disks... "vol create newroot newroot nnng" "vol restrict newroot", "vol copy start -S currentroot newroot", "vol online newroot", "vol options newroot root", "reboot", then after reboot, offline and destroy the old root and the 3 drives, then you can sanitize those too.