2 minute read.Last Modified 2021-04-01 15:14 EDT
The wipe function deletes obsolete data off an unused disk.
This is a destructive action and results in permanent data loss! Back up any critical data off the disk to be wiped.
To wipe a disk, go to Storage > Disks. Click the chevron_right for a disk to see all the options.
The WIPE option is only available when the disk is not in use. Click WIPE to open a dialog with additional options:
The disk Name (da1, da2, ada4) helps confirm that you have selected the right disk to wipe
The Method dropdown shows the different available wipe options available:
Ensure all data is backed up and the disk is no longer in use. Triple check that the correct disk is selected for the wipe. Recovering data from a wiped disk is usually impossible.
After choosing the appropriate method, click WIPE. A dialog asks for confirmation of the action.
Verify the name to ensure you have the correct disk chosen. When satisfied the disk can be wiped, set Confirm and click CONTINUE. A dialog shows the wipe progress.