Report Options

These settings allow you to configure the XML reports generated by KillDisk operations

Report Location

User may configure where XML erasure reports are saved.

File Name template
Here you may specify the name template for the XML reports. Because every erase operation will generate a separate report, KillDisk saves the date and time in the default settings to keep reports. The main tags available are:
Table 1. Default file name template tags:
Available file name element: Tag:
Serial ID {Serial ID}
Erasure Status {Status}
Date of Erasure {Date(YYYY-MM-DD)}
Time of Erasure {Time(HH-mm-ss)}

To see additional file name tags available, see the File name tags section in the Appendix.

Include system and hardware info

Ensures that the system-specific information is saved in the XML report, such as:

  • Operating system
  • Kernel version
  • Platform name
  • Device attributes
  • Disk geometry
  • Partitioning information
  • Active partitions
Include technician information

Optionally place the technician information (defined in the Certificate Preferences) into the XML erasure report

Create separate report for each disk for batch operations

By default batches are treated as one unit, so XML reports will include the report information for all the disks in a batch. This option allows for the user to create separate reports for each of the disks pertaining to a batch, so the disk records can be handled separately. This is useful when disk reports are required immediately for each disk; the batch does not need to complete before the report is issued.

The KillDisk XML report contains the following parameters:

Table 2. XML Report Parameters
Type of Information Specific data
Company Information Name
License
Location
Phone
Disclaimer
System Information OS version
Platform
Kernel
Erase Attributes Erase Verify
Passes
Method
Verification passes
Error Handling Attributes Errors terminate
Skip interval
Number of Retries
Lock
Source?
Ignore Write?
Read?
Lock?
Disks Device Size
Device Type
Serial Number
Revision
Product Number
Name
Geometric Information
Partitioning Scheme
Additional Report Attributes Fingerprint Information
Initialize disk?
Result Bay
Time and Date Started
Disk Information
Status
Result
Time Elapsed
Errors
Name of operation