Tips for creating and backing up aggregates containing data to be sanitized

Contributors netapp-forry

If you are creating or backing up aggregates to contain data that might need to be sanitized, following some simple guidelines will reduce the time it takes to sanitize your data.

  • Make sure your aggregates containing sensitive data are not larger than they need to be.

    If they are larger than needed, sanitization requires more time, disk space, and bandwidth.

  • When you back up aggregates containing sensitive data, avoid backing them up to aggregates that also contain large amounts of nonsensitive data.

    This reduces the resources required to move nonsensitive data before sanitizing sensitive data.