When I setup my first 1st Gen Drobo I didn’t do a very good job for handling scaling and thus have a 2TB config with more than 2TB of physical drive space. I think I know the answers to my questions but would appreciate confirmation from someone more Drobo-fficient than I.
Anyhow, please confirm/correct the following:
No matter the physical size of my drive pack, I can always format a “New Volume” when Drobo Dashboard tells me WITHOUT HOSING MY EXISTING DATA.
With every drive I add/replace that bumps me into another 2TB volume, the Dashboard will prompt me to do the same.
Additional questions are:
Is there a redundancy requirement per 2TB volume or per Drive Pack?
Will a physical drive failure affect multiple 2TB volumes.
Thank you very much for your help.