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    Securely/Permanently Delete

    Hey

    Is there a way to securely delete records form a database? something like SDelete for files.

    The idea being that at any time, if I take the DB hd and give it to a hacker, they won't be able to remake the database/data from the database.

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    The only way to prevent data being able to be recovered from a hard drive is to hit the hard drive a few times with a hammer. Anything less than that and the data can be recovered if someone wants it badly enough.
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    If you delete some data, and then write over the section of the HD where that data was, then you cannot retrieve it.

    I was wandering if there is a way to do that using MySQL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vali View Post
    Hey
    The idea being that at any time, if I take the DB hd and give it to a hacker.....
    Am I missing something or, is the clue in the question?

    bazz


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