Friday, October 31, 2008

Howto Quickly wipe a disk in Solaris

I've had to wipe disks in Solaris because of re-installs or other reconfiguration. I was disappointed that using "format" would take hours. Obviously I'm using the wrong tool.

I came across this thread.

It's strange, but I'm noticing people are posting Solaris questions on a Linux website. I wonder how Solaris admins would've felt 10 years ago if people were posting Linux questions on a Solaris site or Usenet group. But, I digress.

The response is to use "newfs" instead of "format", and it seems to work so far. Thankfully, I learn something new every day.

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