+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 4 of 4
Hardware Thread, RAID mirror resynch question in Technical; In a simple 2 disk windows software RAID mirror, in the event of an unexpected shutdown, will the drives be ...
  1. #1
    MrLudwig's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Behind You!
    Posts
    102
    Thank Post
    42
    Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
    Rep Power
    20

    RAID mirror resynch question

    In a simple 2 disk windows software RAID mirror, in the event of an unexpected shutdown, will the drives be fully resynch'ed automatically after a reboot?

    I wasn't aware it worked like this, but a colleague has 'enlightened me' that this is the case and that it would take hours to resync the drives in the background upon reboot.

  2. #2

    powdarrmonkey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Alcester, Warwickshire
    Posts
    4,859
    Thank Post
    412
    Thanked 777 Times in 650 Posts
    Rep Power
    182
    It depends on the adaptor, some will resync between POST and booting the OS, some will boot on one drive and sync in the background.

    My 400Gb adaptec array takes about 6 hours to sync.

  3. #3
    MrLudwig's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Behind You!
    Posts
    102
    Thank Post
    42
    Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
    Rep Power
    20
    What about software RAID in Windows?

    I've not used software RAID in Windows Server before, but I have in XP in the past and I've never noticed it doing this automatically, even after an unexpected shutdown.

  4. #4

    john's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    10,513
    Thank Post
    1,493
    Thanked 1,050 Times in 919 Posts
    Rep Power
    302
    I think it does but doesn't say in the Windows Disk Manager that i've noticed. But if you can see each disks individual status you can see it hammering away.

  5. Thanks to john from:

    MrLudwig (8th April 2008)

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Nas to Nas Mirror
    By ICTNUT in forum Windows
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 20th May 2008, 10:09 AM
  2. RAID 5 Mirror
    By ozydave in forum Hardware
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 23rd January 2008, 06:46 PM
  3. SATA Raid Mirror Repair Brainfreeze
    By OutToLunch in forum Hardware
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 3rd September 2007, 02:29 PM
  4. Question abour RAID repair?
    By Kyle in forum Windows
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 27th March 2007, 07:52 PM
  5. Mirror, Mirror, on the wall...
    By AshF in forum Other Stuff
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 22nd January 2007, 06:54 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •