Adaptec RAID questions?

Hi,

I have created a new RAID 6 (Adaptec 7805) array using quick init on Windows 10. In the Adaptec MaxView storage manager it says:

Impacted (Build/Verify with fix)

Impacted (Build/Verify with fix).

So in this mode I am assuming it is setting up the Array in the background.

However what I wanted to know is - is it safe to start putting data on it before it finishes the process?
Can I also assume if I do things like shutdown the machine or reboot it will continue this process from where it
was upto until completion?

Thanks,

Ward.
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NVITCommented:
> is it safe to start putting data on it before it finishes the process?

Yes. It is safe. It may be a bit slow but shouldn't be significant
http://serverfault.com/questions/298860/is-it-safe-to-write-data-to-a-raid-6-while-its-rebuilding

> Can I also assume if I do things like shutdown the machine or reboot it will continue this process from where it
 was upto until completion?

Don't shutdown or reboot. Else, you'll need to redo the array.
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Carlos IjalbaSenior SysadminCommented:
Hi NVIT,

There are critical things in life, and in computing life, the most critical things are (in order of relevance):

1 -Firmware upgrades (as they update a physical hardware controller),
2 -Disc Array creation/rebuild (they update data structures),
3 -OS upgrades/migration (they update all your PC/Servers operating programs),
4 -Disc defragmenting (they reorder files in your disk).

During any of this processes, you should definitely not reboot nor power off, or risk loosing:

1.- your hardware: you might "brick" your hardware device and might not be able to recover it (you will have to replace it or take it to hardware repair).
2.- you can loose all the data in your disks
3.- you can loose all the data in your PC/Server
4.- you can loose some files

Therefore: the recommendation is just "Wait", do not interfere, and let any of this processes finish normally, unless there is a Major reason to do otherwise.
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NVITCommented:
As I said...
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Carlos IjalbaSenior SysadminCommented:
Hehehe, yes indeed, sorry NVIT, I meant whorsfall...

I was just trying to let clear that some things need to be left alone until they finish normally.
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NVITCommented:
Thanks for clarifying Carlos
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