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Erase sensitive info from Cisco 2950 before disposing

Ruwan Indika
Beginner
Beginner

Hi All,

 

Whats the best way to erase sensitive info from Cisco 2950 switches before disposing.

 

1) Is it enough to delete config.text and vlan.dat from rommon (switch:) mode ? 

 

2) Is it better to format flash: from rommon (switch:) mode ? 

 

3) What about the NVRAM. According to my testing once format flash: is done the startup-config file in NVRAM is empty.

 

Thank you.

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Flavio Miranda
Advisor
Advisor

Hi,

write erase

reload

 

 

 

 

 

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Leo Laohoo
VIP Community Legend VIP Community Legend
VIP Community Legend
Format the flash.
Erasing the config isn't fool-proof because there are times people save a copy of the config into a different filename. There's also VLAN.dat that needed to be erased.
It's just simpler to format the flash.