My Book Live Duo 6TB - Change Mode to RAID 1 Question

I changed the mode to RAID 1 and now my drive(s) are REBUILDING which so far has been running for more than 8hrs.

Under the REBUILDING status I see the following message “Mirroring the drives and it can take several hours.  The RAID is operational” . 

The part where the msg indicates that it can take several hours I see that this is trully 100% a FACT.

The part  where the msg says the RAID is operational I’m quite clear on. 

I can see that the RAID is operational since I am able to see my storage and my shares.  However,  the question here is - IS IT SAFE TO COPY DATA ONTO THE DRIVE WHILE THE REBUILD IS RUNNING?

 Or should I wait until the Rebuild is 100% complete?

IS IT SAFE TO COPY DATA ONTO THE DRIVE

Yes. 

That is what is meant by “The RAID is operational.”

Oh and yes BE PATIENT with the RAID conversion. Mine took 126 hours to complete! I was using the drive extensively over the first 36 hours and after that only intermittently.

ron <><

I’m doing the same for mybook live duo, the status is showing ‘Rebuilding…’ 44%

Can I turn off my computer before the percentage reach 100% ?

Jeff

jeffreytang wrote:

I’m doing the same for mybook live duo, the status is showing ‘Rebuilding…’ 44%

 

Can I turn off my computer before the percentage reach 100% ?

 

Jeff

Yes.

Rebuilding took 20hrs in total for me (Raid 0 to Raid 1 on my MBLD 6 TB). 

I was even able to do a firmware update on my Airport Express, though I would not recommend it. Patience is difficult for me.