changing a RAID 1 disk on a Dell Poweredge 2900


I had a disk on a Dell 2900 in predictive failure state on a RAID 1 array. Per Dell instructions I did a consistency check and then took the disk offline and replaced it.

My question is this: I now have 2 options I can either bring the new disk 'online' or 'rebuild' from the drop down list. So do I go straight for 'rebuild' or bring the disk 'online' and then 'rebuild'

Thoughts appreciated
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Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
make the new disk a hot spare
that will cause the drive to rebuild
markflexmanAuthor Commented:
Unless I'm missing something I only have the 'online' & 'rebuild' options (along with the blink/unblink)
PowerEdgeTechIT ConsultantCommented:
For a disk in a "failed" state, online and rebuild are your only options. Do NOT force it online. Choose rebuild. (Assign Hot Spare is only available for a disk in a "ready" state.)

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