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 You may now press ESC, ESC to exit the Array Configuration and type Y when prompted to exit and restart or reboot the system. You may now press ESC, ESC to exit the Array Configuration and type Y when prompted to exit and restart or reboot the system.
  
-Note. It is __**INCORRECTLY**__ reported that after the progress screen has reached at least 1% completion, and if you have installed Adaptec Raid Storage Manager within your operating system, then you may be able to boot to the operating system and allow the RAID controller to finish the “build” in the background while your OS is live or your server is up and running online, and also be able to monitor the progress of your mirror “build” from within Adaptec Storage Manager program. <​del>​I vaguely remember trying this, but I don’t want to say for certain that I have.  This could mean that you may have the alternative to press and hold the off switch on the front of the case on your computer or server to force a hard shut down, and then restart and boot into the operating system and let the “build” continue while you may monitor the percentage completion from within Adaptec Raid Storage Manager application.</​del>​+Note. It is __**INCORRECTLY**__ reported that after the progress screen has reached at least 1% completion, and if you have installed Adaptec Raid Storage Manager within your operating system, then you may be able to boot to the operating system and allow the Adaptec ​RAID Storage Manager (rather than the controller ​card) to finish the “build” in the background while your OS is live or your server is up and running online, and also be able to monitor the progress of your mirror “build” from within Adaptec Storage Manager program. <​del>​I vaguely remember trying this, but I don’t want to say for certain that I have.  This could mean that you may have the alternative to press and hold the off switch on the front of the case on your computer or server to force a hard shut down, and then restart and boot into the operating system and let the “build” continue while you may monitor the percentage completion from within Adaptec Raid Storage Manager application.</​del>​
  
-Update: 07-21-2018 — __**Hard booting after the progress indicator shows at least 1% Build does NOT work.**__ ​ It won’t boot all the way into the login screen or the OS.  It will try, but after 10 minutes the Windows Recovery screen comes up.  Just cancel and the system will reboot. ​ Press CTRL+A to go into the Adaptec Controller. ​ Under Manage Arrays, press Enter to select your current Array, and you should see that the status in “Building” with no progress indicator. ​ I could have waited about 30 hours to see if the build would complete on a 2TB drive. ​ However, I chose to escape back to the selected Array and then pressed CTRL+R to start a Rebuild. ​ The status will show REBUILDING and there will be a progress indicator starting at 0%.  Now, I wait 30 hours and see if the Array will actually boot next time.  ​+Update: 07-21-2018 — __**Hard booting after the progress indicator shows at least 1% Build does NOT work.**__ ​ It won’t boot all the way into the login screen or into the OS.  It tried booting, but after 10 minutes the Windows Recovery screen comes up.  Just cancel and the system will reboot. ​Now, you probably need to restart the build, or more aptly put--start a rebuild. On reboot, ​Press CTRL+A to go into the Adaptec Controller. ​ Under Manage Arrays, press Enter to select your current Array, and you should see that the status in “Building” with no progress indicator. ​ I could have waited about 30 hours to see if the build would complete on a 2TB drive. ​ However, ​**I chose to escape back to the selected Array and then pressed CTRL+R to start a Rebuild**.  The status will show REBUILDING and there will be a progress indicator starting at 0%.  Now, I wait 30 hours and see if the Array will actually boot next time.  ​
  
 <​del>​UNLESS YOU ABSOLUTELY NEED TO HAVE THE SERVER UP AND ONLINE, THEN</​del>​ I INSTEAD RECOMMEND THAT YOU LET THE CONTROLLER CARD BIOS AND CONFIGURATION UTILITY FINISH THE “BUILD” TO 100% COMPLETE BEFORE REBOOTING INTO THE OPERATING SYSTEM. <​del>​UNLESS YOU ABSOLUTELY NEED TO HAVE THE SERVER UP AND ONLINE, THEN</​del>​ I INSTEAD RECOMMEND THAT YOU LET THE CONTROLLER CARD BIOS AND CONFIGURATION UTILITY FINISH THE “BUILD” TO 100% COMPLETE BEFORE REBOOTING INTO THE OPERATING SYSTEM.
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