I did not realize removing a drive would take a total parity update. I guess I will go mow the lawn. This is going to take a while. I wanted to remove a Hitachi 2TB 7200 drive from my pool and then copy back the contents of it back to my pool. I plan to use it in my desktop as a second scratch disk / storage drive. For some reason after adding it to my pool (it was in my desktop previously) as a DRU I began to get a slight delay when I click on my pool (screen would just hang before it populated) and I would notice the only drive in my server that active with the green light was this Hitachi (which was on the motherboard port). I wonder if it was spinning down ?
In any event the delay is unacceptable so it's going back into my desktop, and being replaced with a 3TB Seagate from my desktop (which is bigger anyways). It's a move that makes sense, but I never tried removing a HDD before. I thought it was as easy as just pulling it out ???
learn something new everyday.
The lights on my server are doing the parity dance: