I’m doing this… thanks for the help.
Right now, I’m on the 3rd drive. It’s doing the expansion (up to 71% so far) and the drive status is good.
BUT, the front panel LED for the drive is solid red. I did follow the steps and I got a critical warning about a failed drive as I was replacing them. I got the same on the 1st and 2nd drives as I was replacing them… but for those the LEDs turned blue while the expansion is going… we’ll see.
Is this normal? Seeing the red status LED for the drive? I see no way to reset it other than re-starting the machine, which I don’t want to do until I have completed the expansion.
BTW: I’m running 5.21.104.
OK, this is interesting… so recall the red led was on for drive 3 throughout the 50 to 75% cycle. Once it got done and ready for processing drive 4, the LED for drive 3 went back to blue, normal and the light for drive 4 went red.
I replaced drive 4, per instructions, all lights flashed a bit, and drive 4’s light went blue and it’s now doing 78%.
Looking at the warnings: I see a
System Not Ready
But I don’t see any drive faults… ( I saw them for the replacement of drives 2 and 3 even though the upgrade worked just fine and those drives showed healthy while the volume was expanding).
The original drives were 4x6TB drives, about 60% filled with data. The replacements are 4x10TB drives. It’s taking about 14 hours per drive.
EDIT (Update 2, final)
OK. something else… when all four drives are “expanded” the drive will start verifying the parity… for four 10TB drives, with about 8TB of data stored in the array, this too, about 9 hours.
After that, the drive will AUTOMATICALLY resize the volume to the maximum size. There was no option, no slider, it just did it by itself. (Note: I have the auto-Rebuild selected). Took about three days.