I have a My Cloud EX2 setup in Raid and have been using to backup another failed/failing drive. The EX2 now has all my data. Just at the end of many hours of backing up it started whining loud and sounded like a disk was failing. Disk 1 went red. Dashboard status was ‘Degraded’. I did a reboot from the dashboard in the hope I could remove the bad drive. It spent a long time loud seemingly booting and rebooting, powering up and down and now the red light of the bad drive has gone out and the (loud) drive has stopped. The power blue light is now fast flashing and the drive 2 is intermittently blue with some normal noise every 10 secs or so. I cannot access the dashboard.
What is it doing, if anything? I was thinking it might be rebuilding or something after logically removing the bad drive? Is that even possible? Do I pull the plug while it is in this state or let it run longer, if so how long? Should it not just boot into the OS before anything else? Please help, I don’t see the point in having a 2 drive RAID and one fails and I cannot access anything. This is the second HDD failure in 2 days, the first seeming compounding this one, but this one has all of my digital photos.