Not really a Mac related question, but I hope you can help me. I powered down and disconnected all my computer gear recently as I was supposed to be having a new electricity meter installed. (I think they are changing to digital, and I might have found out if they had bothered turning up, but thats another story. ). Better safe than sorry, I thought. I put the Drobo's (two connected to my network via a droboshare), into standby then closed down the computer, then I disconnected the cables and unplugged. When I realised I might as well set everything back up again, mad, I plugged in the power cables again and rebooted the computer. The wired network kept dropping the internet after a couple of minutes, but I manually added the IP address - the went back to automatic and it seemed to do the trick. (on my xp desktop, btw ). Problem: At the moment the drobo dashboard is showing "ready for connection". Both Drives are green and the capacities look ok. Both drives were active for a while last night, but my biggest drive stopped and its the smaller of the two thats worrying me. Its been actively reading/writing for around 33hrs now. It seems like its working away at rebuilding itself? It did just stop for a couple of minutes - I held my breath, but it started again. Am I right to think that its rebuilding itself? (its has atleast 2tb of files on it). I was in the middle of organising my backups, so I could mirror the two drobo's. Sod's law that somethings gone wrong before I got that done! Any advice? I'm thinking "leave it be, and hope for the best".....AND I don't wanna start playing around while the drive is still active. Worst thing is - whatever happens, the meter is "supposedly" getting changed on the 20th, so I could be going through this again! Anyway, I hope you can put my mind at rest... Thanks for the help.