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    • OS: Ubuntu 14.4
    • Service Version: 0.11.12
    • OS: Windows 7 Pro

    I noticed that I cannot get my machines to finish a Fast Wipe task. I can do a Full Wipe no problem but Fast Wipe appears to lock up and never finish.

    I have tried this with Dell 3020 hardware(SATA and SSD) and Dell 380 hardware.

    Any ideas are appreciated! Thanks!


    Joe Gill
    Townsend K-12 Schools

  • @Tom-Elliott

    Well it does appear that it finished… I just didn’t see the play by play like the full wipe… SO that’s my fault!!

    Feel free to close this ticket! Thanks!

  • @Tom-Elliott

    Well I have one now that I started a normal wipe on an hour ago and it still says…

    “Writing zeros to /dev/sda0”

    I noticed on the full wipe it gives you a “play by play” view of what’s going on. I’m assuming that the Normal Wipe does not?


  • @Tom-Elliott

    Not that I recall. I will re-run a test here real soon and let you know for certain.

  • @Joe-Gill Do they ever display: “Wiping complete”?

  • Yes the Full Wipe does take quite a bit of time. I set up a test lab yesterday with a full wipe operation and it took most of the day to complete. Granted they have large hard drives and yes it makes since.

    My issue is that Fast wipe and Normal Wipe don’t seem to finish. They just hang out there in limbo. I will try again and verify here real soon.


  • I could be wrong, but a “full wipe” and/or “normal wipe” will take MUCH longer than the “fast wipe”. This is because, depending on how you’re doing it (full or normal), it will overwrite every sector on the disk.

    In the case of “full” it does this 3 times with the use of the shred utility
    In the case of “normal” it does it one full time writing zero’s to each sector of the disk withe the use of the dd utility.
    In the case of “fast” it only clears out the partition table.

    Hopefully this helps.

    For what it’s worth, in the case of “full” it should display a progress bar for you.

  • or a Normal Wipe… Forgot to add that!