When in reality I expected the controller to automatically rebuild the
mirror onto this disk.
What does the "Legacy" keyword mean ?
'Legacy' means that the controller saw a DOS MBR table on the disk, so it
assumes that you have valid data on the disk that you might want to
access. Maybe this disk had been used previously?
My plan now is as follows:
disk initialize 0,2,0
container set failover 1 (0,2,0)
My questions are as follows:
1. is that procedure correct ? Should I add a `disk verify` between those
two commands ?
This should work fine, though my command of the CLI has rusted with age.
If you're ultra paranoid, back up the data first =-)
2. Is that procedure safe, as in, won't disrupt the existing mirrors ?
(dell has often told me to never initialize a disk with other disks up and
running at the same time - is there any real danger, or are they just
afraid I will commit a typo ?)
This is likely to be what you suspect. The CLI is very much a 'no
seatbelts' app, andquite easy for a small typo to ruin your day. The
aac BIOS should also allow you to do what you are aiming for.