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Time to recover Array Accelerator data after power lost

Ayman Altounji
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Time to recover Array Accelerator data after power lost

We have a system crash because of fuse blast. So the systems starts fine, but now if I open the Array Config Util I got a yellow window with "The Compaq Smart Array 3200 Controller in Slot 3 has valid data stored in Array Accelerator Memory. The data will be written to the drive once the controller becomes idle."
Q: How long does it take, and under witch condition? Must the system switched off? AFAIK no, be. I need the power. But the crash was 60 before, and there is no application running on the system.

Regards

Holger Mundhahs
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Ayman Altounji
Valued Contributor

Re: Time to recover Array Accelerator data after power lost

If it's been 60 miniutes I'd wait at least 12 hours, depending on the size of the array. If the server was shut down un-expetedly the array controller can be running background checks on the integrity of the array - when that's finished, it should write the cached data.
Ayman Altounji
Valued Contributor

Re: Time to recover Array Accelerator data after power lost

Hi Phil,
thanks for the quick answer, but now it is 60 hrs ago, and the message still appears if I start the Array Config Util. And on weekend there was no work on the system.

Holger