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

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Drobo 5N giving me network errors

I have a Drobo 5N that's giving me network errors when I try to save files to it. The start of the errors correlates with me replacing one drive and adding one drive. The problem is that all drives ...
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Drobo asking to replace larger drive

I have a Drobo 5D with single drive redundancy as follows: 4TB 4TB 8TB 8TB 8TB The array is 95% full and it is asking me to replace a drive to get more space. I would have expected it to ask me to ...
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Drobo5N Has Gone Completely Deaf

My Drobo5N has gone completely deaf. Here are the specs: Mac OS on the LAN 4 drives, all green Power on, solid green Network into router, traffic signified on back Network tried direct to my ...
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Drobo issue with hard drive

I hope someone here can help as I have found nothing while searching google or Drobo's website for an answer. Also, I'm fairly new to using Drobo, so go easy on me. Okay, so I have a friend who gave ...
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Is there a way to get outbound email working from with Apache and PHP on a Drobo 5N without compiling source code?

I wanted to send emails from my web page running in Apache and PHP on my Drobo 5N. Found a lot of answers about cross-compiling MSTMP or SSTMP. For example the answers I found that specifically dealt ...
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Manually Install SSMTP On Drobo 5N NAS Without APT-GET Package

The goal is to achieve an outbound email notification when a cron job is run on my Drobo 5N NAS device. But, there does not appear to be any package installed such as mail, sendmail or ssmtp that ...
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Daisy-Chaining 2 Drobo DAS's — Becomes 1 device or 2?

I have a Drobo 5Nt (5-disk direct-attached storage) which has two Thunderbolt 2 ports on the back. I understand the two ports allow me to daisy-chain multiple Drobo devices together — so if I ...
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Drobo FS on Fedora tar backups fail w Input/output error, Child returned status 1

We're been running tar/gzip backups for a while on Fedora 25 Linux servers and we'd like to make sure aquota.user files get backed up. From the comments in the drobo-backup.conf file here's what we ...
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Windows Backup problems with a NAS

I'm using the Windows 7 backup program in Windows 10 to backup multiple computers to a DROBO NAS. The NAS always reports it has 16TB of available space, whether or not that is the actual amount ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 Windows ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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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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 drives ...
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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. I'...
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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 ...
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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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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 http://www....
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 Support/...
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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 http://www.digitalversus.com/lime-technology-unraid-...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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Can external harddrives 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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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” ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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
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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 ...