Drobo - How to partition?

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  1. cibby macrumors member

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    I'm trying to setup my Drobo 4-bay and am a little confused with how to setup multiple partitions and/or volumes. I've seen one post on their site that walks through how to use Disk Utility to create one, but when I try that it never finishes (says it can't mount the disk midway through). I've seen another post that says ONLY use Drobo Dashboard to do it, but I don't see that option anywhere.

    I'm running Lion.

    Any advice?
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    You do it in the drobo dashboard
     
  3. cibby thread starter macrumors member

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    OK... can you point to me to where? Initially I created one large 16TB volume thinking I would then partition that into smaller drives. Is that possible? I don't see any options under Capacity and Tools to create them, or under Volumes.

    Or do I need to make smaller volumes and use each one as a partition? The downside I see to that is the volume sizes are in big increments.

    I'm running the latest dashboard.

    Thanks.
     
  4. iCreate macrumors member

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    You create shares using the shares options along the left side of the Drobo Dashboard. Public already exists, then you add shares by clicking the + button, giving it name and clicking ok. One done don't forget to select the checkbox next to each share you create so that it's usable.
    I hope you're running Lion and tell me how is goes. A lot of people are having issues with Drobo and Lion despite the fact the Drobo support says it's compatible with the current firmware and dashboard.
     

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