My Drobo will no longer connect to my network. It is beyond not seeing shares or connecting to the dashboard, my router literally does not see it as an attached device. No funny noises, lights on front look fine. If I connect it to my machine directly, (Win7) I can see with the network monitor that it’s MAC address has been assigned an IP but there are no open ports. It responds to pings but will not connect via SSH. Yes, I’ve reinstalled and rebooted everything I can see three options:
Figure out some way to fix it in software.
Buy another DroboFS, migrate the diskpack over, do a pin-reset on the original, move my data back over, and re-sell the second one.
Note: In frustrating reality, you cannot remove your disks, pin-reset, and put them back it. It will wipe them unless it sees they are from another Drobo, which seems quite stupid. --This option may cost me almost $0, but I fear when I do this somehow it won’t work right and all my data will disappear.
Use a service like 24HourData.com which claims to do Drobo data recovery. Pay some money, get data, but hassle with them about getting my drives back and stuff.
Are there any better suggestions? I can’t readily find instructions for how to move drive-packs between two Drobo FS’s. I am also not entirely positive the pin-reset will fix my issue.
Also, yes I’ve posted a support ticket, but so far they just keep telling me to re-install things.