Just wanted to jump on here for some words of wisdom and support…
I have been using a Drobo Gen2 attached to my Mac Pro for several years now and has served me really well. As of late, the Drobo started doing weird reboots (ejecting from my Mac) and then reconnecting. I didn’t receive any e-mail alerts but maybe my e-mail setting are no longer working. I had a low space warning for a a month or so but still have about 14% available (1.18TB) with about 6.97 TB in use.
The Drobo went into a data protection mode late last night and I was seeing a rebuild time of over 100 hours - I am now maybe 14 hours into it and it is at 96 hours. What is odd, is at one point it was in the 40’s and 50’ hours but it just seems to be going up. It was actually at 95 hours for the past 1-2 hours and now is showing 96 hours.
As you can all appreciate, this is a little misleading and worrying to me, as I would have expected the hours to be reducing and not increasing by now so I just wanted to ask if this is normal behavior and just a matter of leaving things sit over the next couple of days or so or do I have a big problem at this stage? The Drobo is no longer mounted on my Mac so there is no activity going on - I am not going to use the drive until I have some clear indication that all is OK to proceed.
Just to add, there seems very little drive activity going on from what I can tell - the green data light flickers every 15 seconds or so consistently.The fan goes on and off periodically too - is it actually doing anything…!!!
Any thoughts anyone? Thanks in advance…!