I have a drobo gen 2 that is still working like a champ. Due to this namely the system backups, and knowing the s 2nd gen can go up to 16tb, id like to resize the main volume on the drobo to 16tb as i add more highercap drives in it. Dec 12, 2016 the first thing you should do it hook up new new drobo with no drives inserted. Installing the bundled software is straightforward as well. Aug 21, 2008 the new drobo looks and functions basically the same as the original, but adds firewire capability by way of two firewire 800 ports on the back, next to the usb 2. Drobo gen 2 everything you need to know unbox and set. Once backed up, shutdown your drobo using shutdown in drobo dashboard tools shutdown. This was a mistake, as ive now found a use for the drobo to store backups, project archives, etc for my videophoto editing pc.
Run the dashboard install file downloaded in the previous step. Id knock about 12star off my rating for this apparent weakness in drobos software. Download and install the latest version of drobo dashboard software from drobos website before connecting the drobo to your computer. Drobo dashboard is the new management application that enables you to get status. I have an application, its called drobo dashboard you can find it on. As always, we recommend following best practices, which include backing up your data prior to installing the latest firmware. Beyondraid technology, drive reordering, mixed drive capacity utilization, selfhealing, status lights, email warnings, storage pooling, storage. After experiencing multiple, serious data loss events on multiple drobo models, even recent ones, i no longer consider them safe for my data. Firmware updates are potentially hazardous, so do them when you dont have data at risk. Drobo tools for naming the device, updating firmware, and shutting down. When i originally wrote this post, 5years ago, it was definitely with a different drobo as a company, and drobo as a product. Ablegrid new ac dc adapter for drobo 2nd generation 2nd gen gen 2 beyond raid 4bay usb 2.
Drobo downloads for legacy products to ensure optimal performance and to take advantage of the latest features, set your drobo device to automatically check for software updates. Press the power toggle button on the drobo once to turn it off. Download the latest version of drobo dashboard for mac software and. Use drobo dashboard to update the firmware in your new drobo before inserting and erasing your drives. Drobo here you will find the current documentation, software and firmware for your drobo. Migrating your data from drobo 2nd gen, 3 gen or drobo s. Now the software will work for a while with small file records, as long as you dont enable ntfs compression or server deduplication on the storage. This version of drobo firmware is compatible with drobo gen 2 only. Press the power button on the drobo again to turn it back on. The software scans those files, and asking each device if it is a drobo.
Drobo rebuild time and your sanity vermyndaxs lair. If you need documentation for current drobo products, click here. Launch the drobo dashboard and select the appropriate drobo device from the all drobos page. Make sure to include your initial thoughts on using the product, any observations and potentially any issues you might have run into while using it. Register your drobo product to verify entitlement and stay current on the latest software and firmware revisions available. Once this is done, you need to open the drive in apples disk utility program and repartition the drive to create a volume that is just slightly less than the available space that you see in the drobo dashboard. No dashboard discovery drobo dashboard cant find my drobo. Prior to installing macos high sierra, it is strongly recommended that you. Once you have installed the drives into the carrierless bays and usb 3. Launch drobo dashboard and select the appropriate drobo device from the all drobos page.
Migrating your data from drobo 2nd gen, 3 gen or drobo s to. After a reboot of the drobo, it told me that one of the drives was just bad. If drobo dashboard is not able to discover drobo, follow these steps. Best of all, your drobo will be ultra quiet and look great on your desk. Use drobo dashboard to update the firmware in your new drobo. Drobo dashboard upgrades from a previous dashboard release onto to 2. Upgrading from a second generation drobo to gen 3 photofocus. No storage expertise is required to ensure your data is always safe and protected. Format the drive as you would normally do using the drobo dashboard software, and go to the maximum of 16tb. You can check if your drobo is a gen 2 device by looking at the back of the unit for a firewire connection. The latest generation of the drobo 4bay holds true to the unique design and simplicity that has made drobo the best desktop storage solution for storing and protection all your data.
It has five drive slots, single or dualdrive redundancy, and triple interfaces esata, fw800 and usb 2. I am using a firewire 800 card and i think this might be part of the issue. When the drobo dashboard is installed for the first time, mac brings up a popup. Here you will find the current documentation, software and firmware for your. After the drobo dashboard launches, the all drobos page opens. My issue is when my win 10 machine goes to sleep so does the drobo. If your drobo file server is overheating not due to the fan, make sure the drobo device is not on any overly hot surface. The new drobo looks and functions basically the same as the original, but adds firewire capability by way of two firewire 800 ports on the back, next to the usb 2. Allow this to happen, and for the unit to reboot and be seen by drobo dashboard. Drobo dashboard management drobo dashboard is the single tool to centrally manage all of your drobos. It even retained the drive letters i had originally assigned to the 2 partitions on the drobo. The drobo dashboard application will help you to set up and manage your drobo 5n. Jun 10, 2011 that nikon guy matt granger introduces and sets up the drobo second generation 4 bay storage robot.
View all software and firmware for legacy products. While larger capacity drives can be used in a drobo as they become available, drobo products have a current maximum usable storage limit with the latest firmware and dashboard versions. Also make sure that it is not in a location where any excess heat will be placed directly onto it. Click the tools option on the navigation menu for the selected drobo device to open the tools page. Additionally a manual update of the drobo firmware can be performed.
Another thing that looks a bit different is the power supply. Maximum volume size and largest drive capacity drobo devices supports larger capacity drives in order to enable users to expand their drobo storage. If you use snow leopard, you can forget about using drobo dashboard in the. After youve downloaded crossover check out our youtube tutorial video to the left, or visit the crossover chrome os walkthrough for specific steps. Additionally a manual update of the drobo firmware can.
New dashboard installs will prompt users to visit attos website to obtain such package if needed. Drobo dashboard gives you status as if all of your drobos were right in front of you by providing you the same status lights and capacity guage that are on the front panel. If drobo dashboard still does not discover the device, reboot the drobo. Drobo gen 2 everything you need to know unbox and set up. That nikon guy matt granger introduces and sets up the drobo second generation 4 bay storage robot. After installation of the dashboard, you can configure the settings to automatically install version updates, which is highly recommended. The new version of drobo dashboard recognized the new drobo and it was like nothing had changed. Aug 21, 2014 the update comes in the form of new firmware v. Jul 06, 2014 getting the drobo gen 3 up and running is very easy. But for extra security i want to use the drobo connected on usb as a backup storage. I had a gen 1 drive for several years, and it worked well once you finally got it set up using the clunky drobo dashboard software. This version of drobo dashboard is compatible with all drobo models drobo gen 2, drobo fs, drobo s, drobopro, drobopro fs, b800fs, droboelite, b800i, b1200i, drobo 5d, drobo mini and.
Make sure that you are using the latest version of drobo dashboard and drobo firmware. Fixed disconnect problems when drobo is connected via firewire to older mac systems. Drobo software and firmware updates for drobo 5n can be downloaded and installed. Drobo products drobo solves the three major storage challenges in one device data protection, capacity adjustment, and ease of use. Drobo dashboard comes with a very classy black outfit. View all interactive setup guide walkthrough getting started guide online user guide drobo dashboard 3. In the software updates area, click the manual update option. Drobo is a manufacturer of a series of external storage devices for computers. For additional information regarding drobo and high sierra, see. Open source software that turns instantly any server on premise, nas, cloud iaas or. Current drobo devices can house up to four, five, eight, or twelve 3. Apr 12, 2016 fixed disconnect problems when drobo is connected via firewire to older mac systems. It flagged it with a red light and the software, drobo dashboard, informed me as such.
Last year i met with their new ceo mihir shah and i was able to fully air my grievances and the grievances of many drobo. Once you have unpacked your drobo 5c from its box and ensured you meet all system and hardware requirements, it is time to set up your drobo 5c for use. A mac or windows pc is required to setup your drobo. In the software updates area, click the check for updates option. In addition, this software is fully compatible with drobo gen 2, drobo fs, drobo s, drobopro, drobopro fs, b800fs, droboelite. Application fail to run on windows 10 build 10074 microsoft. Allow this to happen, and for the unit to reboot and. View more drobo solutions learn more about your drobo view more win a drobo enter your email address to join the world of drobo win a drobo enter your email address to. Drobo dashboard free download for windows softplanet. Which tells me dashboard is formatting without the l switch, otherwise that value would be 4096. Just letting you know i took a gamble and took the plunge after we spoke last and installed the standard 2. Drobo b800i and drobo b1200i the atto iscsi initiator is no longer a package bundled within drobo dashboard for mac os installs. Run the drobo dashboard software and it should recognize the new drobo, and offer to update the firmware if an update is available.718 265 173 435 589 796 1007 536 955 533 1464 929 1317 1009 905 3 1572 864 1604 1195 1043 453 34 1183 1225 1579 811 405 1597 663 269 781 849 578 1074 376 86 522 697 348 652 368 1297