I have a Drobo 5D that keeps rebooting itself. One of the drives, an 8TB Seagate drive, started flashing that it needed to be replaced, so I ordered a replacement of the same size and model drive but when I replaced the drive the Drobo began rebooting itself. It stays running for only a minute or so before it reboots.
I have run through the suggestions in article AA-01649 “What should I do if my Drobo keeps rebooting?” and they did not solve the issue. I have also used article AA-01615 “How to validate the Drobo power supply” to validate that my power supply seems to be working correctly.
I followed the directions in this forum thread (After drive failure replacement, drobo keeps rebooting) and started the device up with just the four drives that had not failed. In that thread it caused a 4-drive rebuild and then the new drive was able to be added. Unfortunately for me it started and mounted and I was able to browse my directory structure for a couple minutes but then it rebooted the same as before. I tried the four drives without mounting and it also rebooted after a couple minutes.
This is bad, isn’t it? Do I have multiple simultaneous drive failures? Do I have any chance of recovering this data?