I think that you could definitely do as you proposed, to put your disk set into a different Drobov2. The biggest consideration I would have upon doing this, is ensuring that the Drobo firmware is identical to the first unit. Secondly, ensuring that the entire disk pack is moved as a set.
Today I received a new Drobo. I plugged it in empty to confirm the boot sequence was completing normally. It did.
I then shut it down, reinstalled my drive pack, plugged everything back into place and boot it up.
Everything started normally except one drive that was flagged as bad.
After the automatic system scan, the partition mounted fine. All the data was there!!! Yeeessss!
I replaced the Drive by a new one and the drobo is now rebuilding everything!
I then, from curiosity, plugged the malfunctionning one… The friggin thing booted up as if nothing ever happened…
But I dont trust it much… I will put a drive pack in it and use it as a backup for some time to see if it starts acting up again…
Hi all, I am new to the Forum! But I am having the same problem…all red lights and blue lights come on then go off and then on again and off. It seems that the Drobo is trying to mount. Any help I would appreciate. I red somewhere that if there is a power outage while the Drobo is backing up, the result could be corruption. Any ideas? So appreciate any help.
Try disconnecting all network and data cables (just leave power) and see if it will boot successfully.
If that doesn’t work, turn it off, eject all drives, then see if it will boot successfully.
If it boots succesfully after either of the above, turn it back off, reinsert all drives (if you removed them), connected network or data cable, then see if it boots successfully again.
If it mounts, pull a diagnostic and send it to Drobo Support.
If it still does not boot after the above, definitely contact Drobo support, via telephone if possible for real-time assistance.
One of our Drobo Pro units did this and booting without anything connected worked, for a while, but the chassis needed to get replaced soonafter, so I’m pretty sure it was the sign of a chassis “on the way out.”