I just purchased a Drobo for two purposes - 1) Time Machine backup for two Macs, and 2) file storage. My Drobo unit is connected via Firewire to a new Mac Mini. The Mac Mini is sharing the Drobo (using simple file sharing function in preferences in OSX). I want my other machine, an iMac, to automount and show the Drobo at all times both on the desktop and in the Finder sidebar. I can easily mount the drive manually by browsing my Mac Mini, but when I logoff or sleep my iMac, the Drobo disappears and I must go in and remount by clicking through the Mac Mini. Is there a way to auto-mount the Drobo? It’s actually causing me a problem as I’m trying to consolidate my iTunes Library (it currently resides on my iMac) onto the Drobo so I can share the same library on both my iMac and the new Mac Mini. The consolidation is timing out about 4 hours into the data transfer due to the Drobo dropping off as a share on my iMac. Thanks for any help you can provide.
Forgot to mention that the Mac Mini and the Drobo units are on and connected to the network 24/7. The Mac Mini is set so that it never sleeps. I’m not sure about the Drobo. I just plugged it in and installed Drobo Dashboard.