Today they brought this old DELL server with 2 HDD initialized in RAID 1 Array. The server was used as a syslog aggregator for a long time and I was tasked to to some maintenance before we return the server to our customer. When I turned it on imediatly upon boot it displayed this warning:
Integrated RAID Exception Detected: Volume (00:004) is currently in state RESYNCING Enter the SAS Configuration utility to investigate.
Immediately after the POST, the GRUB Loader starter but I was somewhat reluctunt to boot the linux os, so I restarted the server and entered the SAS to examine the problem.
When I entered the SAS utility I opened the RAID Array properties - the image bellow:
Now as you may see the Status is 0% and the drive PA07 status is Not Synced.
After several minutes I noticed that the status changed to 1% and after that to 2% and so on.
Is it advisable to boot the OS or should I wait until the sync is complete?
Also what will happen if I boot the OS? Will it disrupt the sync? There is a Debian Linux (SLAX distro) on that server with mysql database.