[CentOS] CentOS 6.9, shredding a RAID

Fri Jun 2 19:47:36 UTC 2017
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Gordon Messmer wrote:
> On 05/31/2017 08:04 AM, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
>> I've got an old RAID that I attached to a box. LSI card, and the RAID
>> has 12 drives, for a total RAID size of 9.1TB, I think. I started shred
>> /dev/sda the Friday before last... and it's still running. Is this
>> reasonable for it to be taking this long...?
> Was the system booting from /dev/sda, or were you running any
> binaries/libraries from sda?  Often you'll be able to shred the device
> you boot from, but you won't get a prompt back when it's done.

No, the h/w RAID showed up as sda when I booted; / showed up on sdb.