I have a home network with a Drobo 5N sitting on the network connected via Ethernet and several Mac’s one of which is running the Drobo Dashboard. All the Mac’s can access the Drobo 5N. I am adding a Raspberry pi and I would like to use the Drobo 5N to store back ups of the RPi.
All of the posts that I have found/read seem to include directly connecting a Drobo to the RPi and I want to use the Drobo as it sits right now connected via Ethernet.
All of my Mac’s can access the Drobo and I am only running the Dashboard on a single Mac yet I can’t see it from the RPi. This leads me to think that I should either be mounting the Drobo to the RPi or perhaps install something that looks for the information the Mac with the Dashboard must be broadcasting for the other Mac’s to see the Drobo.
hi, im just wondering,
if you didnt have a drobo, how would you usually make backups of the rpi?
if your rpi can see the mac, and can dump it’s backup onto the mac
(or if the mac can see the rpi and can pull-in the rpi backup data)
if the mac can see the drobo, can you have a workaround of simply using the mac to copy and paste the backup file/folder, after the rpi backup has been made?
My Mac’s can see the RPi but the RPi doesn’t see them. I had thought about figuring out how to allow the RPI to see the Mac’s and then I could simply put the backups on the Mac’s. Believe I could also have a tool on my Mac like Hazel monitor a folder on the RPi and pull files from it after they are created. Honestly just trying to understand how to use the Drobo for this application and better understand its abilities. I could simply try to mount it but didn’t want to mess something up - hence the post here. If I don’t get anything helpful soon I will ping support.
I have a Drobo 5n on a windows network.
These are the steps I took.
TO MOUNT DROBO ACCESS for PUBLIC DIRECTORY
THIS MAY NOT BE NEEDED
smbclient -L 192.168.0.9
MAKE MOUNT DIRECTORY ON Pi (I call it drobomnt)
sudo mkdir /drobomnt
THEN THIS WORKS (Change the IP Address, User Name and Password to your one)
THE NEXT IS ALL ONE LINE(IT MAY LOOK SPLIT INTO 2 LINES)
sudo mount //192.168.0.9/public /drobomnt -o file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777,nobrl,username=XXXXX,password=XXXXX;
TO MAKE THIS RUN AT STARTUP , EDIT FSTAB
sudo nano /etc/fstab
ADD THIS LINE (Change the IP Address, User Name and Password to your one) //192.168.0.9/public /drobomnt cifs file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777,nobrl,username=XXXXX,password=xxxxx;
SAVE AND CLOSE FSTAB
THEN ALL FILES IN THE PUBLIC DIRECTORY CAN BE SEEN IN DROBOMNT DIRECTORY.
Before doing thsi, I set up samba shares to access windows network.
if the above does not work, maybe you need to do this.
please let me know if you need more help.