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Junior Admin needs Help array 5300 status message

Jason Csiszar
Occasional Visitor

Junior Admin needs Help array 5300 status message

I just replaced a hard drive on my ML530 G2 with a smart array 5300 controller in slot 1.

Now I am receiving an informational status message which I need more information on to clear.
"Backgroud parity initialiation is currenly queued or in prgress on logical drive 1(Raid 5 in array A). If backgroud parity initializatron is queued, it will start when I/O is performed on the drive. When backgroud parity initialization completes, the performance of hte logical drive will improve."

I am not sure what to do to improve the performance. Any help would be great.

Thanks
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Oleg Koroz
Honored Contributor

Re: Junior Admin needs Help array 5300 status message

Oleg Koroz
Honored Contributor

Re: Junior Admin needs Help array 5300 status message

Normally you see massage when new hard drives being added or new build
HGN
Honored Contributor

Re: Junior Admin needs Help array 5300 status message

Hi

These messages show up when new devices are added to the system. Once the initialization is complete then should be normal.

Rgds

HGN
Jason Csiszar
Occasional Visitor

Re: Junior Admin needs Help array 5300 status message

This is good but when should this message disappear I rebuilt the drive 30 hours ago.
Oleg Koroz
Honored Contributor

Re: Junior Admin needs Help array 5300 status message

Really depend how big drives, and how busy server, it's a background process it might stay normally there for several day's in some cases it possibly one week or more (rarely to be happened and might indicate some problems on the SCSI chain).
kcpant
Trusted Contributor

Re: Junior Admin needs Help array 5300 status message

Hi Jason,

You can try to make parity initialisation process faster by configuring "rebuild priority" from low to high on SA card. By default, it is low, On this configuration, more priority is given to system bootup and OS performance than rebuilding of parity on newly installed HDD.
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Brian_Murdoch
Honored Contributor

Re: Junior Admin needs Help array 5300 status message

Hi,

Move data to and from the logical drive to speed things up, even if its only a few Gb.

This kind of delay is normal with devices like the MSA1000 and writing data to the logical drive really improves the time it takes to sort itself out.

I hope this helps.

Brian