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Dell Server, importing new disks into a RAID volume.

I was caught flat-footed when trying to import a used disk into a mirror set.  One of the disks in the mirror set was removed for disaster recovery trials.

Inserting the disk back did not start a re-build.  Not surprisingly, Dell PERC marked it as foreign.  One disk is shown as online and another rebuild. Going by the LEDs, the mirror set was not rebuilding.  I know I need to do something, but what?

After some Internet searching, I need to clear the foreign configuration on the used/rebuild disk.  Thereafter flag it as a Global HotSpare.

Voila! rebuild starts!!!

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