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SmartStart 7.40 and ACU Instructions

 
William Smedburg
Occasional Contributor

SmartStart 7.40 and ACU Instructions

First time using ACU - I have added a 4 drive in a 3 drive raid 5 array. All drives are same sixe. It was successfully added and I save config to controller - currently system is still sitting in SmartStart software and drives look to be expanding. Can I reboot now to the Windows OS or do I have to wait until the expansion conpletes?
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ramesh_naik_
Esteemed Contributor

Re: SmartStart 7.40 and ACU Instructions

Hi William,

I would suggest you do not reboot the server until the expansion is complete since the expansion would be re-writing/rebuilding the existing data/parity to the newly added drive.

Expansion would take sometime depending on the capacity of the hdd and the exisiting data in the hdds.

Hope this explains!!!!!!!

Regards,
rmn
William Smedburg
Occasional Contributor

Re: SmartStart 7.40 and ACU Instructions

Thanks for getting back to me - my concern now is that is has take since 4pm yesterday and it is now 7:20pm eastern and it is still only on 35% complete. There are 3 36.4GB drives in the original array and I added another 36.4GB drive. Should it take this long? So far I have not seen any errors, just the normal message stating that it is working.