My Drobo keeps disappearing from the network. I have just gained access to the dashboard, but not the unit itself. I have tried using the advice on the Drobo site -
- but this does not work. I have tried unplugging the power cord, waiting and reconnecting; I have tried the same with the data cable; and I have tried disconnecting both; but nothing helps. The unit appears sporadically, but then disappears again while I am working, with the message “The specified network path cannot be found”.
It has worked for years (since my purchase in February 2008) connected to a Homeplug, and all the lights on that unit say it is working fine, but in case it is faulty, I have replaced it with another Homeplug, and I have also bypassed the Homeplug entirely and plugged the data cable directly into my router. No result.
I could not start the dashboard for some hours - it simply gave the message “Ready for connection” - then I saw it briefly - see screenshot here:
But I can see nothing on the dashboard that would help me to solve my problem - and the Drobo still wasn’t accessible.
This screenshot shows that the unit is not accessible, and gives the error message:
I have treated the four 1TB drives as one 4TB drive and partitioned it into five virtual drives - D:, E:, H:, L:, and V:. If anyone can advise what I should do now, I should be very grateful.