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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    Accepted Solution on 2008-12-06 at 12:48:46ID: 23113557

    I do believe you have to let it finish before you can start writing data to the disk. It may show you how much time is remaining if you view the virtual disk. When use a Perc6i card I know you can view the progress, but I am not sure for a Perc4i card.

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