Boot system while RAID5 drive is rebuilding?
I have a PowerEdge SC1420 with a CERC SATA 1.5 Controller installed. I have 4 250GB drives configured with RAID5.
One of the drives failed, I shutdown the system, and replaced the drive.
Via the BIOS Array config utility, I formatted the newly installed drive, then rescanned the drives. The rebuild of the drive started automatically an is slowly rebuilding.
My question is, can I boot the system, without affecting the drive rebuild, and bring the system back on-line for users to access?
Just typing that sounds like it is not a good idea...
Rebuild has advanced ~ 3% in a hour...