Well after raising a support case, I have my answer as to why my 150Gb Time Machine backup and 50Gb Superduper backup volumes on my Drobo is not seen by my new Droboshare…
…No, it’s not a compatability problem with OSX Snow Leopard…
…It’s not a problem with the Dashboard version…
…it’s not a problem with the Droboshare itself…
It’s the simple case that the Droboshare won’t see a volume if it’s less than 1Tb.
Not exactly widely advertised, but I’ve learnt the hard way.
I do find it hard to believe though that I am the only person here who has a Droboshare who has volumes less than 1Tb partitions, but maybe I am. Now I have approx 200Gb of space I have to work out how to reorganise, and a time machine backup to set up on another disk. But hey, at least I have my films, music, and TV shows wirelessly available now.
Here’s the full reply message to confirm the reasoning:
[i]"The lowest volume size capable of being formatted on the DroboShare is 1TB as indicated by the Drobo Dashboard. This is the default recommended minimum volume size. In your case, you have chosen to format the Drobo outside of the default volume sizes that Dashboard allows in order to make your Drobo compatible with certain 3rd party applications. While the Drobo may function normally outside of default volume sizes, in cases like these, incompatibilities arise. This would be one of them.
We would stress that formatting to the recommended volume sizes in Dashboard are the best way to assure compatibility between Drobo products."
Lessons learnt, if you wanna use Drobo products, use only Drobo products and it’s software, don’t mix and match, it don’t like to play with others.
Thanks to Nate for his speedy replies from the support team, I don’t have the resolution I was hoping for, but at least I do have a resolution