Recovery Started


#1

Morning All. I replaced a drive in my DX4000 and I am doing a factory reset recovery with formatting all drives. Basically wiping it clean and starting new. I formatted all drives before I started and the recovery is proceeding. It has been about 12 hours with the message in the LCD saying Recovery started. How long does this normally take for a setup with four 2 TB drives?

Thanks.


#2

The client PC is still connected yes? It really only takes 4 hours at the most before it should reboot and do something different.

I would recommend doing a diskpart clean. That really wipes the drives. Format will leave the old raid cfg on them


#3

For some reason while I was out of the room the client PC rebooted. I tried to start recovery over again and the software told me a recovery was in progress. I believe I will start over and yes I did remove all partitions on the drives before I started. You answered my question that in 4 hours something else should be going on with the DX4000. Thanks.


#4

It may do other stuff for days even but actually dragging the wim files from the thumb to the box takes about 2.5 hours

I would still do diskpart clean or perhaps in diskmgmt.msc you can initialize the drive(s)

There should be a log file in the wd folder of the recreate thumb drive with valuable information. If you are using the same thumb for recreate and recover it will be gone