Patent Number: 7,305,579

Title: Method, apparatus and program storage device for providing intelligent rebuild order selection

Abstract: A method, apparatus and program storage device for providing intelligent rebuild order selection is a storage array is disclosed. The interrelationship of the data on the drives to be rebuilt and the remaining drives in the system is examined. A relative score for a rebuild record to be rebuilt is based upon the manner in which the RAID data is placed on the other drives. The rebuild record with the highest relative risk is identified as the rebuild record to be rebuilt next.

Inventors: Williams; Jeffrey L. (Rochester, MN)

Assignee: Xiotech Corporation

International Classification: G06F 11/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2020-12-04 0:00:00