This isn’t an issue, more of a usage question. I’ve only had my Drobo for a week and only Friday did I get all my data onto it and get the spare disks into it.
I just got my 4th drive in the mail to put into my Drobo (a 1TB). My question is, how long can I expect the “re-spanning” of my data to take? Also, will the re-spanning continue if dismount the Drobo volume from my computer? Or must the Drobo be plugged in for the spanning to continue?
Second Gen Drobo connected via FW800 to a MacBook Pro running 10.6
Dashboard 1.5.1 [1.5.19930]
762.37 GB used
138.40 GB free
I ask about the time frame because I know moving that kind of data can take up to 15 hours, and I need to leave my house early tomorrow and need to be able to take my laptop with me. If the computer needs to stay connected, I’ll have to wait till the weekend to put my new drive in. Usually when I dismount the drive, it looks like it goes into standby mode automatically.