OS Win7 64bit firm 1.3.5, 3x 1tb drives
Drobo2 via Firewire 800
(Unibrain = ubCore™ 5.63 for Win/Viista/7 64 bit & BestBuy Firewire card 1x400, 2x800)
All was OK for the last 2+ months. Downloader about 300 pictures via Loghtroom. All OK, did my editing of RAW files, export to JPG, burned 2 disks with the JPG. Turned of the system.
Later needed to review and export another set… lo and behold, 2/3rd of the RAW files show “0” bytes, and about 1/4 of the exported jpg are also “0” bytes. Lightroom reports the files as missing or corrupted.
I NEVER know what is going on with the Drobo, no message, just dumb lights. Right now all the lights are green… but missing lots of files.
OK, so this morning when I check the Drobo2, nothing changed, BUT when I access a VISIBLE folder, I can go into it, and ‘nada’, nothing in it, then when I go up one, an back to the root, and try to go back down the folder disappears.
OK, this is ‘deja-vu’. So again I back up the data. Whoa! the back up of the folder shows the missing folder, albeit there are ‘0’ files in the folder.
Furthermore, in the past I’ve had some folders with duplicate names & size, et al. I can move/copy those files, and when I move them, they go to the place I direct them to, and BOTH name get deleted from the folder, and show up as ONE file name in the new spot.
OK, so I come back to the old folder with duplicate name a couple of days later, and now they show correctly as one name.
SO… the current problem. I have a folder with newly created files that suddenly has ‘0’ byte files, along with files with the correct amount of bytes and readable.
What is going on here! When I first got the Drobo, and that was under Vista 32, I had a similar situation with duplicate file names. I was told that there was corruption. FWIW, I’ve been using PC’s since the first IBM dual floppy. I NEVER HAD FILE CORRUPTION, unless there was hardware failure or power glitches.
My PC & Drobo are on 1000 and 1400 APC UPS.
I read in some other threads similar situations. Any advice would be appreciated, as I have a $$$ job to do with files on the Drobo.
-= Chris =-