Drobo problem?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by whitenoise, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. whitenoise macrumors regular

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    Not really a Mac related question, but I hope you can help me. :eek:


    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. :mad:). 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 :eek: ).


    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. :rolleyes:

    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. ;)
     
  2. whitenoise thread starter macrumors regular

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    progress

    The constant accessing has stopped, and the Drobo Dashboard has found the drives!....Unfortunately the pc has found only one of them.

    I'm in the middle of things atm, so I can't reboot, but that will be my next job....check cables, reboot, cross fingers. (Obviously, its the largest drive that hasn't been found - the drive that didn't seem to have any problems :rolleyes: )

    If all goes well will someone remind me to get this backup done?! The drobo's were my backup was, but I'm organising/deleting duplicates, so there was a danger time, that I happily walked right into. I really need to get this all sorted before they get turned off again on the 20th. :eek:
     

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