New Drobo user here, and first time poster.
I have been sorta using my Drobo for the last 2 months.
I’m kinda shy with putting data on it because of all the
horror stories I had heard.
Everything had been going well, so I decided to upgrade
and toss some real data on it.
(This happened just days after 1.4.1 was released.)
After I upgraded from 1.4.0 to 1.4.1, all was ok for
about 5 minutes, then the Drobo crashed and rebooted.
Ok just a glitch I though (on 1.4.0 my Drobo had
crashed once, and just once, before and recovered
gracefully). Then probably 30 minutes later, crash again.
This continued every once in a while after about every
5 - 30 minutes of use.
Finally after the 4th or 5th time, It didn’t come back up.
It would either keep rebooting at startup or come up with
all red lights and Drobo Dashboard told me to re format
the disk pack.
At this point, I pulled out all the drives, downgraded to
1.4.0, and installed them again. Everything went fine from
here on in, and all my data came back without an issue.
My question is: is 1.4.1 safe to use yet? Or, is this a
problem with my Drobo unit its self? Possibly bad ram on
the motherboard or something along those lines?
TL;DR Upgraded to 1.4.1, Drobo crashed a lot, and finally
told me to erase and start over. I downgraded back to
1.4.0, got all my data back.