This KB is a step-by-step guide for securely wiping EMC storage using BitRaser Drive Eraser.What is an EMC Storage?
EMC storage refers to a set of storage devices, systems, and services sold by EMC Corporation (now Dell EMC). It enables organizations to store, process, and analyze vast amounts of data with faster input-output performance. EMC storage is helpful for both large companies and SMBs helping them fulfill their storage, cloud computing, virtualization, analytics, and information security requirements.
How To Securely Erase EMC Storage With BitRaser Drive Eraser?
BitRaser Drive Eraser is a cutting-edge data erasure software that helps you wipe EMC storage devices securely. This solution can be deployed at facilities with or without the internet via its cloud and physical variant.
Erase at Internet Enabled Facility:
USB flash drive: To build a bootable media, you need at least 2 GB of storage
Internet: Wi-Fi or Ethernet
Follow the Steps to Perform Data Erasure on EMC Storage at Internet Enabled Facility:
Step 1: Download the BitRaser ISO by logging into your BitRaser cloud account.
Step 2: Using Rufus (for Windows) or Balena Etcher (For Mac), make a bootable USB.
Step 3: To securely wipe the EMC storage drives, plug the bootable USB made through Rufus or Balena Etcher into the host machine or server. From the boot menu, select the USB drive.
Step 4: Turn on the host server computer after connecting the bootable USB. From the boot menu, choose the USB media.
Step 5: A list of connected storage devices will appear on the BitRaser software's home screen. To simultaneously delete several hard discs, click the appropriate boxes. A dropdown menu will appear at the bottom of the screen where you may choose the desired data erasure method.
Step 6: Click the ‘Erase’ button to start wiping.
The software will generate digitally signed reports and certifications of erasure after the erasure procedure is successful, and it will save these automatically to your BitRaser Cloud account.
Note: You may refer to the BitRaser Deployment Guide or watch this video for detailed instructions on wiping drives with the internet.
Erase at Facility Without Internet:
Software & BitRaser License USB Drive:
BitRaser Drive Eraser is delivered physically as a pair of USB sticks with bootable software and licensing already installed on them.
Follow the Steps to Perform Data Erasure on EMC Storage at Facility Without Internet:
Step 1: Turn on the host computer or server by connecting the USBs containing the software and BitRaser licenses. From the boot menu, choose the BitRaser USB.
Step 2: Turn on the system after connecting the BitRaser USBs to the host server computer. From the boot menu, choose to boot from the BitRaser USB.
Step 3: A list of connected storage drives will appear on the BitRaser software's home screen. Choose the desired algorithm from the dropdown menu after selecting all the discs.
Step 4: Click ‘Erase’ to begin the wiping process.
The BitRaser bootable USB will save erasure reports and certifications. In order to maintain a centralized repository, you may also export the reports and certificates to your BitRaser Cloud Account.
You may refer to the BitRaser Deployment Guide or watch this video for detailed instructions on wiping drives without the Internet. You may also refer to the sample erasure report below.