Securely/Permanently Delete


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.

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.

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

Am I missing something or, is the clue in the question? :slight_smile: