I have a Drobo Gen 2 connected to my iMac, it holds most of my data including photographs.
I use Lightroom to catalog the photos and Crashplan to back up the iMac and Drobo. Lighroom and Crashplan keep saying they can’t find the Drobo and this seems to be because the name has a number added to the end which keeps incrementing (I’m now on Drobo11, though in the finder it just says Drobo).
Why is this happening and how can I stop it doing so, please?
please not not change anything here, though if you can have a look in dashboard, can you see how many drobo volumes you have there?
am not sure when was the last time you tried shutting the drobo down (ideally via dashboard) and also the mac, to try a full restart, but it might be worth trying that too.
is it possible that the cable is somehow damaged in some way, and making an intermittent connection? (maybe it was losing connection and quickly regaining connection, and that was why is showed several version names?)
also, when you get a chance, can you try only running one of those programs, just to see if the issue happens when one is running in particular, or if it only happens when both are using it?
Sorry for the delay. If i do as you suggest all is well and just the one Drobo exists with no increment in the number.
I have noticed that when I ‘sleep’ the iMac the Drobo sleeps shortly afterwards, when I ‘wake’ the iMac I sometimes get a message saying the Drobo could not be ejected properly. Sometimes the Drobo has not re-mounted on wake and sometimes it has, regardless of the error message.
I’ve not had a problem with incrementing numbers since making this post but I know it will happen sometime and would love to solve the issue first.