First gen 2 .5 years old been faultless until now or its stoopid me. This is perhaps the 10th or so drive upgrade i’ve done…
Top two slots 1.5TB bottom two 1TB shown mounted on mac desktop as two drives. Went to replace 3rd slot with 2TB. It was fiddly ejecting old drive, but got it out. Inserted new 2TB drive then thought i needed to let it relayout before inserting the new drive, so i pulled it. Then OSX prompted to initialise a new disk. Think I hit cancel or ‘avoid making decision button’ (doofus bit). Panicking I i re-inserted the original 1TB drive in same slot.
Drobo dashboard reported that i was an idiot and went into 30-40 hours of therapy. When complete it reports the right stats for %used, %free etc. but it won’t mount. I tried a restart of mac, reboot of drobo. Each time i get presented with the initialise disk OSX dialogue.
Checking Disk Utility it sees two drobo volumes with names like disk7s3, not my mountable volume names seen in finder DroboA & DroboB. So Disk utility sees the Volumes, but are not mounted in finder. When i Verfy a drobo volume it reports Error:This disk needs to be repaired.
So. Q. Given all drives are in original slot layout and dashboard reports data stricture to be intact, all green lights. What do i do to get drobo mounted into finder again ?
If i can re-establish connection then i will offload all Drobo data and reformat to one 16TB volume then reload data back on. I just don’t want to loose my data…
Mac Pro, Drobo 1st Gen, everything patched to latest OS & FW. Drobo on 1.7.3 dashboard & 1.3.7 Firmware.