RAID5 -- reboot during rebuild ?

Can I reboot during rebuild to see if this
 frees up whatever process might be STUCK
 or will a reboot cause lots of issues ?

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 I had a SAS 15k 300GB hard drive
 fail in my Dell PowerEdge 2950 RAID5 server
 and it has been rebuilding for 2 days which
 is fine since all the hard drive lights are
 green and I can RDP into the server to get
 to the network shares, but the server is REALLY
 slow, and should not have taken this long since my
 last rebuild on this server did not take this long.

 I would just let it go, but it is causing
 a "Windows Login" popup when users go
 to network shares, enter their Active Directory
 user/pass and DOMAIN as normal, and it just
 displays the popup again, not allowing
 access to the shares.

CPU usage is about 10%
Memory usage is about 90%
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PowerEdgeTechIT ConsultantCommented:
If you think it will help, it will not affect the rebuild ... the rebuild will pick up where it left off once the controller initializes during POST.
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GiladnCommented:
rebuild depands on the size of the drives and takes much longer than repair, if yje server is slow it means the raid controller is doing his job.. wait al least 3 days..it's   my opinion, reboot will not restart the rebuild as stated in previous comment..
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andyalderCommented:
PET did not say it would restart, he said it will carry on from where it left off.
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GiladnCommented:
oops I meant reboot will not restart the rebuild..
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GiladnCommented:
oops I meant reboot will not restart the rebuild..
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GiladnCommented:
any updates?
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