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Time to expand an array

Ayman Altounji
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Time to expand an array

How long does it take to expand an array?
I left the online expansion going all night (about 12 hours). Came in this morning and it says it's 10% done. At this rate, it will take 5 days.
I have a Proliant DL380 (733MHz), 4-SCSI-2 18Gbyte drives as a RAID 5 array, and expanding with one more SCSI-3 18Gbyte drive.
Should it be taking this long?
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Ayman Altounji
Valued Contributor

Re: Time to expand an array

Sorry, I didn't see that this was the EISA based array. The array I have is the mother board integrated array that comes with the DL380.
Ayman Altounji
Valued Contributor

Re: Time to expand an array

The rule of thumb is about 8 hrs per one Gigabyte of data .