Turn off machine during raid5 rebuild + alternative
Posted on 2011-03-12
I woke this morning checked my email and got a nasty email from MDADM...
My raid 5 array of 7 1.5 tb hdd's with 1spare is rebuilding (auto onto the spare)
To my concern MDADM stars rebuild time as : 1526184 minutes (u do the math!)
I'm moving in a couple a weeks
1. Can I shutdown during rebuild and will it resume or start from the beginning?
2. Is that rebuild time correct?? 7tb array ?
I can't wait 3 years for rebuild , any one suggest different option without this issue for around 5-10 tbs of data .
Currently only ot 1tb to move so now is the time to change before it grows ....