Drobo is a line of external storage products, including NAS and SAN appliances.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
0answers
19 views

Group policy to map drobo share with generic username and password

I have a Drobo 5N that I have set up for the raw video/data for our Marketing dept. I have it set up and everything works fine as far as functionality. The problem lies my group policy mapping. The ...
1
vote
0answers
71 views

Can I clone a +5TB drive directly to the cloud? [closed]

I've got a Drobo device which is not mounting correctly on my computer. Given the size of the device (4 x 2TB drives), I can't find a drive large enough to clone my Drobo (minimum 5TB drive), to later ...
1
vote
1answer
70 views

Drobo-like NAS unit or NAS OS [closed]

I've been looking at Drobo units lately, and the ability to just add in a drive of any size and have the useable size of the array grow seems really nice to me. What doesn't seem nice to me is that if ...
0
votes
0answers
68 views

Can't connect to NetBIOS share

I have a NetBIOS share \\ServerName\Folder which I cannot connect to from any machine, though I had been able to until a few days ago. I can ping the machine ping ServerName Pinging ...
3
votes
0answers
17 views

Dual sets of HDs in a Drobo D5

I have recently bought a Drobo 5D to replace a load of external Lacie hard drives (the hard drives were subsequently removed from their enclosures and put into the Drobo). The Drobo currently has 5x ...
0
votes
0answers
48 views

I have a very large rsync job that fails during 'receiving incremental file list"

I have a multi-TB backup that I'm trying to move. It's an rsnapshot-like collection of many dated directories that are 99% hardlinks to unchanged files and some new files. The job runs for many hours ...
0
votes
0answers
58 views

Ensure network shares are constantly mounted

I have a Drobo connected to my network that serves up media to two Macs. Essentially this server acts as a Timemachine and file server for large media files. The frustrating part is that I need to ...
0
votes
0answers
117 views

Installing an mSATA to a Drobo 5N after the spindle drives, instead of before

It was not until I read the setup guide for a new Drobo 5N that I learned that Drobo recommends installing the (optional) mSATA drive before installing any spindle drives. Why is this? Does it make a ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Install OpenSSH on Drobo 5N

The DroboPorts site says that it is possible to install apps onto the Drobo 5N, but I understand the Drobo 5N only supports Copy and Plex right now and cannot install other apps. Could someone please ...
1
vote
0answers
29 views

Automatically mount and repeatedly check for Drobo mount

Is there a way I can repeatedly check for a Drobo mount and if it's not there perform a mount? I have a Drobo which I use from a few Macs and throughout the day at different points mounts seem to kick ...
1
vote
0answers
69 views

Replacing lower capacity disk for Drobo on Linux

Connecting Drobo Gen2 (4-slots) to a Red Hat Linux 6.2 box. Using drobo-util-0.6.2.2. Old disks are 1x 3TB, 2x 1TB, 1x 750GB. New disks inserted are 3x 3TB disks and 1x 1TB disk. When I run 'drobom ...
0
votes
1answer
339 views

Change Drobo directory permissions

I have a Drobo unit that is connected via fire-wire to a Dell notebook. Using Ubuntu 12.04. I can not seem to change the permissions to allow all users to have read/write access to the drives. The ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

Is it safe to enable jumbo frames on my Drobo?

Here's my network scenario: Airport Extreme, with 4 wireless clients -- three of them on the 5GHz network and a fourth on the 2.4GHz. DroboFS, connected to the Airport with a wired connection. I'd ...
1
vote
1answer
6k views

How does Chrome OS handle playing video & audio files off of a network drive, specifically Drobo

So right now my main home setup is: A Windows PC that is my main workstation. A Mac Mini hooked up to my TV A Drobo unit used to share media between the two, normal process is: download using ...
1
vote
1answer
922 views

DroboApps share not accessible

My Drobo-FS is version 2.1.2 (latest) and so is Drobo Dashboard. I have a few shares which I can access without any problem. When trying to enable the DroboApps share (and install some), I can't ...
0
votes
1answer
342 views

banshee can't write to my Drobo FS SMB shares

My Drobo FS has a few shares. I mount them on my Ubuntu 11.10 64 bit machine with no problem and can write and read those shares. When I run Banshee (2.2.1) in order to rip CDs into my Drobo, it fails ...
2
votes
1answer
7k views

What is creating the “Temporary Items” folder on my NAS

I have a Drobo FS which works great, but I have a Temporary Items folder in each share. Does anyone know what it creating these folders?
1
vote
1answer
163 views

Why doesn't DroboElite mount all my volumes?

I am using a DroboElite with 8 hard drives, connected over the LAN using the iSCSI protocol. I have defined several volumes (2 x 2TB, 1 x 4TB and 1 x 8TB) and mapped drive letters to each of them (no ...
1
vote
0answers
193 views

File sync and version control on LAN with a Drobo?

I work in a office with another video producer and we have a networked Drobo. Currently we are using Backuplist+ to sync files to a common folder between our Mac Pro's. Works fine, but it's hard to ...
3
votes
2answers
4k views

Does hard drive cache size matter in a RAID? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does hard drive buffer size matter? Ok, so not a RAID exactly, but I just bought a drive-less Drobo to use as raw storage for video/photo work and am now browsing hard ...
1
vote
1answer
573 views

Drobo Dashboard isn't finding Drobo FS

I got an email informing me that the Dashboard software as well as the firmware received an update. I've updated the dashboard fine, but it can't find my Drobo on the network so I can update it. ...
8
votes
1answer
520 views

Drobo-FS config files exhibiting input/ouput error

I have a Drobo-FS with DropBear installed via DroboApps which allows me SSH access into the linux operating system which powers the Drobo-FS. The Drobo-FS file system has a directory which looks like ...
2
votes
0answers
3k views

Problems streaming media to Samsung TV from NAS, possibly due to DLNA issues

I have been experiencing problems with my IT-entertainment setup at home lately, and haven't managed to sort it out on my own. Basically I have the following setup: an iMac desktop computer a Drobo ...
1
vote
1answer
452 views

Drobo FS recognizing only 1 of my 5 3TB hard drives

so I have a Drobo FS [5 bay] and just updated everything to make sure I have the most recent firmware/dashboard software and am running into an issue. I bought 5 3tb hitachi drives from ...
2
votes
3answers
6k views

How can I mount an HFS+ Drobo volume in Windows 7?

I have a 2nd Gen (FW800) Drobo connected to my computer, which boots both Lion, and Windows 7. The Drobo has HFS+ volumes as I use OSX predominantly. I've installed Windows 7, the Unibrain FW driver, ...
0
votes
1answer
59 views

Is it possible to connect a Drobo to a Terastation

I have a terastation which has 2x USB inputs for connecting external hard drives or USB printer to, and I want to know if I could connect a Drobo to one of those USBs to effectively put the Drobo on ...
4
votes
2answers
2k views

Reuse drive after it's been in a Drobo

I have a Drobo 4-bay (2nd generation) which was originally filled with 1 TB drives. Over time, I've replaced the 1 TB drives with 2 TB drives, and now I want to re-use one of the 1 TB drives for ...
0
votes
1answer
636 views

Drobo Firewire 800 to iMac not working

I have a Drobo (regular... no 'S') and I just bought a new iMac 27" with a Firewire 800 port. I can connect my Drobo to the iMac via USB 2.0 just fine works as intended. However, when I attempt to ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

Why are both of these Drobo daemons running?

I have a DroboShare and Drobo dashboard running on my 64-bit Mac, and for some reason I have two different Drobo support daemons running: com.datarobotics.ddserviced "/Library/Application ...
4
votes
3answers
3k views

Drobo FS vs Lime Technology unRAID vs FreeNAS

I already decided to by a Drobo FS until I just found these two tests: http://www.digitalversus.com/data-robotics-drobo-fs-p889_9543_487.html ...
3
votes
1answer
3k views

How to I set up nfs using the Drobo Unfsd app?

How do I set up my nfs on my Drobo FS so that I can connect to it from my Mac using the NFS protocol? I have downloaded and installed Unfsd program from the DroboApps page. My exports file looks like ...
0
votes
1answer
899 views

What happens if a Drobo experiences a power failure during a rebuild?

I recently purchased a Drobo and I was wondering, what happens to the Drobo if it's in the middle of a rebuild and there's a power failure? I know that the Drobo cannot protect against a disk failure ...
0
votes
1answer
341 views

Drobo doesn't power up after Windows7 hibernation

I am using a Drobo on a 64bit Windows7 Professional system. Often, when waking from hibernate mode, the Drobo doesn't power up. I have the latest (1.3.7) firmware in the Drobo. Anyone know of a fix?
1
vote
3answers
8k views

Can I use a Drobo FS over the internet? -Or alternative?

I have a lot of files. A HUGE Aperture library, lots of design work from Photoshop, and a rather large iTunes library too. I really want to get a Drobo FS, the networked one, to store all of my stuff ...
2
votes
1answer
155 views

Drobo redundancy

Given the inexplicable demise of Drive Extender technology in Windows Home Server, I am considering other options, such as replacing it with Drobo (and a linux server). One thing I'm not 100% clear ...
1
vote
3answers
2k views

Debugging a Drobo that chokes Windows 7x64 When Plugged In

I've had a love hate relationship with my Drobo for a long time. After two years of using it on a Linux box, I moved it over to a Windows 7 machine where it seemed to work just fine for a long time, ...
2
votes
2answers
673 views

Can External Hard Drives be Permanently Mounted for Routine Backing Up?

I have a couple external hard drives I use for backing up data. The way I use them is simply keep them stored until needed, and then I plug them in, let them get recognized and then backup data... I ...
1
vote
3answers
348 views

What sort of hard drives should I get for a Drobo that I’ll use for an iTunes TV show library?

I’ve got my Mac mini hooked up to my TV for viewing TV shows bought on iTunes. I’ve currently got all the TV shows stored on one 1TB LaCie external hard drive. I’m a bit nervous about just having one ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

Transfer speed of Drobo vs. internal drives?

This question makes me reconsider Drobo, but I have a concern about data transfer rates. Wouldn't the USB (or LAN) connection be a significant bottleneck to my system? My home media center PC has a ...
1
vote
2answers
3k views

Drobo not mounting. Disk repair doesn't work either

While transferring data to my 2nd gen Drobo power went out. Now my Drobo is not mounting to my OS X 10.6.3 I have tried Disk Repair and this error message appears: Verify and Repair volume “disk1s2” ...
2
votes
0answers
364 views

Is there a command line interface to the Drobo tools in Windows?

Before powering down the Drobo and removing it you're supposed to use the "shutdown" functionality from the Drobo Dashboard. Is there a way to call this from the command line so it can be included in ...
2
votes
2answers
311 views

Are folders and filenames starting with “icon” illegal in SMB?

Are five letter filenames starting with "icon" illegal in SMB? I just got a Drobo FS, in part to back up the computers in my house, and it does not accept folders named 'icons', 'iconv', or indeed I ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

Can iSCSI be used with Windows Home Server?

I am looking to use a combination of iSCSI (Drobo 8-drive device) and Windows Home Server (either an HP appliance or building one from an older machine). Will WHS + iSCSI work? If so will it work ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Managing DroboShare SSH usernames and passwords

The default login for SSH on the droboshare is a user name of root with a password of giveit2me. With the command passwd the password can be changed. However I can't find anyway to change the default ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

How safe is DiskWarrior?

My Drobo failed, and on googling i find that i should use diskwarrior. How safe is disk warrior, can it do more unrecoverable damage? I think the mbr just screwed up
0
votes
2answers
278 views

Can I get my drobo to let me use a whole (single) drive instead of reserving half of it for expansion?

In the future, I will buy more drives and make use of the drobo's failure protection, but for now I have just one drive in it. Is there a way to get it to let me use the whole disk instead of only ...
1
vote
3answers
1k views

Can I use plain RAID on a Drobo?

I'm thinking about a RAID device and the Drobo is on top of my list (followed by the WD ShareSpace). But I don't want to be in another walled garden with Drobos BeyondRAID technology. Can I use the ...
1
vote
1answer
220 views

Drobo questions

If I have 4 drives with data on them, can I just stick them in a drobo and let drobo do the work of striping the drives? Or do I need to copy the data off first?
1
vote
1answer
499 views

How do I use a Droboshare over a wireless connection?

I'm using Drobo with DroboShare, and the DroboShare is connected to my wifi routeur (Bbox provided by French ISP Bouygues) via an ethernet cable. I can access Drobo from my PC if I use an ethernet ...
3
votes
2answers
5k views

Truecrypt on a Drobo

I've been considering buying a Drobo (not Pro) to use for an external storage and backup device. For my application, it is important that I can use Truecrypt to encrypt the external device. Since ...