[Beowulf] Data Destruction
pedmon at cfa.harvard.edu
Wed Sep 29 14:49:53 UTC 2021
Yeah, that's what we were surmising. But paranoia and compliance being
what it is we were curious what others were doing.
On 9/29/2021 10:32 AM, Renfro, Michael wrote:
> I have to wonder if the intent of the DUA is to keep physical media
> from winding up in the wrong hands. If so, if the servers hosting the
> parallel filesystem (or a normal single file server) is physically
> secured in a data center, and the drives are destroyed on
> decommissioning, that might satisfy the requirements.
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> *To: *Scott Atchley <e.scott.atchley at gmail.com>
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> The former. We are curious how to selectively delete data from a
> parallel filesystem. For example we commonly use Lustre, ceph, and
> Isilon in our environment. That said if other types allow for easier
> destruction of selective data we would be interested in hearing about it.
> -Paul Edmon-
> On 9/29/2021 10:06 AM, Scott Atchley wrote:
> Are you asking about selectively deleting data from a parallel
> file system (PFS) or destroying drives after removal from the
> system either due to failure or system decommissioning?
> For the latter, DOE does not allow us to send any non-volatile
> media offsite once it has had user data on it. When we are done
> with drives, we have a very big shredder.
> On Wed, Sep 29, 2021 at 9:59 AM Paul Edmon via Beowulf
> <beowulf at beowulf.org <mailto:beowulf at beowulf.org>> wrote:
> Occassionally we get DUA (Data Use Agreement) requests for
> data that require data destruction (e.g. NIST 800-88). We've been
> struggling with how to handle this in an era of distributed
> and disks. We were curious how other people handle requests
> like this?
> What types of filesystems to people generally use for this and
> how do
> people ensure destruction? Do these types of DUA's preclude
> storage technologies from consideration or are there creative
> ways to
> comply using more common scalable filesystems?
> Thanks in advance for the info.
> -Paul Edmon-
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