Docchris – Thanks, that actually makes a lot of sense and I didn’t think about it that way.
So I should be able to: Uninstall all Drobo Dashboard. Install the new drobodashboard. Use it to configure the new 5D … and then copy all files from the old to the new.
Just need to make sure that I never attempt to ‘change anything’ about the old Drobo v1, via the dashboard.
I wonder if I should even go one step ‘cleaner’? And uninstall, install, configure new drobo. Then hook both of them up to a completely different machine with no Drobo Dashboard installed, and do the data copy? Eh, that sounds overly complex and probably not needed.
hi i think dashboard is also used by users who are taught the “safely shut down your drobo” method…
in which case, as far as i can tell, if you do not have dashboard, you might need to log off and shutdown your computer fully first, and then to wait for the drobo to enter standby mode with no accesses, then to disconnect the usb cable from the computer, and then to power off the mains to drobo (for me at least on windows and my drobos).