Can I restart server in middle of Background Initialization to start OS installation?

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I have a Dell with 4 drive RAID 5. I lost the server when 2 drives went down.

So I put in 2 new drives and used the Perc Bios to rebuild the 4 disk RAID 5 Array and a logical drive.

It started a Background Initialization a few minutes later.

I have read that you can stop a BGI and it will restart again later. I want to start installing the OS ASAP but only if it is going to work successfully ;)

Can I stop the BGI, soft restart the server and start installing the OS and let the BGI start again so I can get on with my rebuild project?

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