My DroboPro lost power unexpectedly due to some renovations we are doing in our office. The server it was connect to via iSCSI was powered down when the Drobo lost power, so there shouldn’t have been any read/writes going on. Upon powering it back up, it is stuck in a constant reboot loop (All lights come on for about 30 seconds, then go out and the process starts over again).
I had this problem a while back when trying to do a firmware update. Support walked me through the standard process to fix this and it worked then. This time that procedure does not work.
Right now, I have no drives in it and no data cable hooked to it. And it does the constant reboot loop instead of powering up and giving me a red light on the first bay to indicate there are no drives installed.
I called support last night and they “escalated” my case. I figured while waiting on them I may as well post my problem here to see if anyone has any insight.
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Did you have any luck with this issue? My DroboPro has gotten stuck in a reboot loop as of today too. Submitted a support ticket but waiting to hear back from them. I’m just hoping my drive pack is fine, would be quite the loss if not.
let us know I am having the same issue on a drobo pro, (8) 640 gig wd black drives.
a 8 drives turn yelloew and i get the 8 capacity lights and power stays green.
all lights turn off but power and i can hear the drives working. the capacity lights start racing up the side i get 5 of them and the 6th start and holds 3 form the bottom and the whole thing reboots.
I just experienced the same thing on mine. I moved it from a Mac Pro (using iSCSI) to an late 2009 iMac (using FW800 and the Drobo issued cable), and it violently rebooted for no reason (it was visible in the Finder and I was working) with all 8x HD lights going yellow. After rebooting 3 or 4 times for something like 5 mins, it seems OK.
Not very reassuring.
I was looking at getting a 2nd one, but between this (less than a week after buying it), the fact that you can only connect one DroboPro per computer using iSCSI, and the non-linear performance issues (I got it too) that QNAP TS-859 Pro seems the safe way to go.
This is a bit concerning. To clarify - if I have my iSCSI connected to a switch and I want to change the host I connect to the DroboPro with - do I really have to shutdown the DroboPro (before connecting it to the new/different host)?
My issues is resolved, my unit was rma’d. what was more interesting is that i had to open a new case when i got it as it didnt work. I had to remove all the drives and put a paperclip in the back and hold it in until the first bay light turned red.
I had this drobo pro hooked to a mini via FW800 and had no issues, I moved it to a older mac pro I had dual proc dual 2.66 xeon, and tried to connecting it to the unit and it just kept rebooting. I did shut it down from the dashboard and shut down the mini also and the unit powered down (drobo). The reboot on the mac pro it just kept rebooting no idea the issue is resolved now
what happened? i also performed windows backup for a 60GB data from Drobo to the local HD. It finished well, but when I restarted the host machine, drobo goes in reboot loop and now i can’t see it mounted on the host.
Our Drobo Pro went into a reboot loop recently. But after unplugging the ethernet, it booted fine, and subsequent boots were fine too. Not sure what the issue was, but definitely was related to the ethernet cable being plugged in. shrug
Our DroboPro went into a reboot loop over a week ago. Not sure why, just performed a shutdown through the Drobo dashboard and shutdown the server it was attached to. After turning everything back on, it continually went into the reboot loop like the youtube video, with or without disks. Support sent me a replacement right away after notifying them, all is well now I guess, but it will take some time for this Drobo to restore my confidence in it.