I have a GEN2 drobo connected via firewire.
I had my drobo mount go offline during a rebuild, the disks were still flashing green-amber but no machine I plugged it into could mount the Drobo, so I powercycled it and now all drives are red.
I’ve followed the instructions in other threads about all red lights and the drobo appears to be functioning.
I’ve tried powercycling the drobo a number of times, pulling disks out and re-inserting them, drobo dashboard shows all 4 drives inserted but says that too many disks have been removed.
Is it worth spending the $99USD on a one time support. How likely that they would be able to get the device back in a state where I could at least read the data? or would it be a waste of money that I should be spending on a new array.
Should I even stay with drobo, because when problems like this occur all my data is locked up under proprietry Beyond Raid, and I can’t even investigate the state of the individual disks myself.
At a block level I can read each disk individually, does anyone know how files are split across the disks? Would something like Photorec (http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec) work on the individual disks?
any suggestion appreciated.