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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...