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Monitor MDADM Rebuild Progress

Just in case you find your self creating or rebuilding an MDADM array here is a simple combination that will output every two seconds the status of the array.

We combine watch and cat retrieve and update the status of the array.

watch cat /proc/mdstat
Every 2.0s: cat /proc/mdstat                            Tue Mar  5 00:34:35 2013

Personalities : [raid1]
md1 : active raid1 sdc1[1] sdb1[0]
      262011712 blocks super 1.2 [2/2] [UU]
      [>....................]  resync =  3.1% (8126080/262011712) finish=20.7min

unused devices: