Apologies in advance for this long post!!!
Have been using Drobo V2 with Doboshare for last few years.
In general it has run quite smoothly.
Of late, i was getting problems copying large files to Drobo (via droboshare) that i decided to connect the Drobo directly to my mac.
Upon connection the drive was working normally, but i still decided i should run Disk Utility… since it hadn’t been run in 18months.
After doing a verify, it said i had to do a repair.
After a repair, Disk Utility said the drive was corrupted and could not be fixed.
All i could NOW do was copy files off it… the drive was locked and NO files could be moved to it. I have read others on this forum with an apparent permissions issue which made the disk READONLY.
ie. i could NOW not run diskwarrior to do a directory repair.
It took me several days to copy off all the files and to reformat the drobo and copy everything back. I format in HFS+.
I kept drobo on my mac (firewire) for a week… using it to store new large files etc… and i’d run disk utility every second day with NO issues/problems being found.
At that point i decided to connect it back to DroboShare for network availability.
Then tried copying some large files too it, but unfortunately i was still having problems with it. The network file copies would fail.
I moved drobo back onto Mac (firewire), and again disk was fine to access and use… but for concern of failed file copies i thought i should run Disk Utility to correct any problems that may have occurred.
The disk utility found some issues, but i was back and square one.
The disk cannot be repaired, and its READONLY again.
Having drobo connected to mac directly for many days of usage did NOT cause any corruption… but 1 hour on droboshare, and now disk utility renders the disk readonly.
Does droboshare NOT know how to correctly write to HFS+ volume?
Has anyone else seen this type of issue?
Like many others i’m likely to NOT use droboshare again. It has been flakey of late, and seems to corrupt the filesystem somehow which makes running disk utility a bad move.
Any insights/input on this issue would be appreciated.
Would using FAT32 with droboshare be better?
If you are using droboshare with drobo, and have NOT recently run Disk Utility… DON’T DO IT!!!
ps. i use Mac OSX 10.6.7