At 1:12 +0100 3/14/03, Nico van Leeuwen wrote:
>I am trying to build an application that is using mysql and
>sometimes sensitive data will need to be removed from the database.
>When I delete something how do I make sure there isn't a trace of it
>left? I am looking for a linux shred type solution. There should be
>absolutely no possibility of data recovery.
>Anyone know about the inner workings of the Delete command???
>Thanks in advance,
As far as I'm aware, there isn't anything like this.
If such a table has a primary key, you could use it to
update all the values in the row to overwrite them, then
delete the record.
Paul DuBois, paul@stripped