I have just upgraded from a 1st generation Drobo with Droboshare to a new Drobo FS. All is well, but I started to wonder what would happen if the FS ever fails. I’m committing a lot of archive stuff to Drobo and, although I have other backups of current data, I could lose out if the FS failed. Up to now I have naively thought that I could simply swap the disks into a new Drobo, but now I realise that that would result in format and loss of data.
No doubt this issue has been discussed endlessly, but I would appreciate any views on what happens in the event of unit failure (however unlikely…)