Is there documentation on anything like an API for the Drobo?
I am a Linux user, and just bought a DroboFS. Having to run a Dashboard in Windows/Mac is not cutting it for me. I’ve had to do a manual shutdown a number of times (unmount remote and turn the power off on the back). Having an actual API or documentation for the DroboFS would be great. I could create a simple web application to shut it down, report capacity, etc.
I’m a Linux programmer and have experience building for the ARM. What I’m not sure about is what is safe/unsafe to do on the Drobo.
Some questions I have:
- Can I just manually modify the smb.conf file to create new shares? Or is there special drobo magic going on?
- Can I shut it down from the shell (through a ssh connection) if all my computers have unmounted their drives? Does the drobo require a special script to run to shut it down?
- Can I determine capacity from a shell? (I just saw a thread about connecting to port 5000 for this…this helps, but is this format documented anywhere?)
In short, the current SDK is all about porting applications to the Drobo. I want to control/query the Drobo itself.
Any ideas/help? Did I miss something somewhere on the site?