I have a Dell Poweredge R510, it has RAID 5 which gives me 6TB of usable storage space.
I have just purchased 4 more HDD to increase the storage space to 13TB.
I had Dell remote to the machine and use the Openmanage Server Administrator software to add the HDDs to the RAID.
He set off the reconstruction and it looks like it is going to take around 100 hours.
Is it safe for people to read and write the drive whilst the reconstruction is happening?
It seems weird that you would do this reconstruct whilst windows is running if it is not safe to access the data while it is doing so.
Can anybody shed any light on this please?