Hi - I’m setting up a Drobo Gen 3 on a Mac after a factory reset. When I try to create a backup volume for Time Machine to use, Drobo dashboard says it’s doing it, the Drobo restarts, but then the drive and power lights go out and the activity light turns solid amber. The progress bar on Drobo dashboard stalls at about 3/4, and nothing happens after that.
When I reboot, I can see a second volume in Dashboard (but not disk utility), but it doesn’t mount.
Hi Valorie - Thanks for the response. I appreciate the tips.
I’ve gotten the Drobo mounted and recognized. It appears to be functioning fine. The issue is still with the “create backup volume” feature. When I attempt to create a backup volume, Dashboard begins the sequence, Drobo restarts, and then “dies”. The progress bar for the restart stops about 3/4 through, and nothing happens. I need to quit out of dashboard (getting a warning that volume creation is happening) and restart the computer for Drobo to be recognized. I’ve let it sit in the “hung” position overnight to be sure I wasn’t just being impatient.
I’d really like to set up a backup volume so I can use Time Machine without overloading the whole Drobo. I’m hoping someone has a tip or fix.