Virtual drive degraded with one physical drive no longer part of the array

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I have dell t620 with a perc h710. It is configured raid five with 6 930g sas drives with a capacity of 4.5t.

A few days ago i saw on a reboot the there was a foreign config on the drives. as the os was booting properly i cleared the foreign config.

After hat I noticed that the virtual drive is in a degraded status. Drives 1-5 are online but drive 0  appears unassigned with a status of "ready". the only option the controller gives me is to set it up as a hot spare. I tried that and it set up that way but it wont integrate to the basic drive. How do I get it to reintegrate?


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Top Expert 2014
Commented:
If you set it as a hot spare the controller will use it to rebuild onto.

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I assigned it and it's listed as a dedicated hot spare. Does it take some time before it starts the rebuild??
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Top Expert 2010

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If you have more than one Virtual Disk, then you may need to set it as a GLOBAL Hot Spare.

You may also run diags on it … it may be bad.

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Although it's listed as a hot spare already, when I go to the idrac Job Q it looks like it's still scheduled and not running
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Just note that there are two types of hot spares: Global and Dedicated. If you have multiple VD's across your disks, it will need to be a Global hot-spare.

If you only have a single VD configured, then your disk is probably bad and it can't initialize the rebuild.

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I did it through OMSA Instead of idrac and appears to of started to rebuild
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If it is still in the iDRAC job queue you may need to do this to clear it.

racadm -r <ip address> -u <username> -p <password> jobqueue delete -i JID_CLEARALL_FORCE

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It worked thank you

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