Hoping for some knowledgeable help from you guys,
My Drobo B800i is sending mixed messages, worst than a girl who dates you just to get an EX jealous. Let me explain!
A while ago, before Christmas, everything was fine, all drives were displaying Green lights because Green is Good! It appeared everything was fine, then we started to receive weekly emails from her. The emails indicated Red Lights were happening on the unit (Critical Drobo Alert). This would normally be fine and indicate that I should pay more attention to her and replace a drive…then about 1 min or 2 min later, we would get another email indicating Yellow Lights (Drobo Warning). Letting us know, she was sorry but recovering and wouldn’t be flaky like every other girl. So clearly, we have a plan, in the morning, fully expecting to change out a drive. But…
We check the Drobo, and all lights are . . . Green Lights!!! That’s right, we believe a drive is going bad, we get indications a drive is going bad but then, we get the Green Lights across every drive…and cannot identify a the possibly bad drive. This pattern is now beginning to happen more often and almost daily occurrence.
Now just when we realize that Drobo is as fickle as the broken-hearted hottie, worse is her friend, DD. DD won’t give any useful information as to give any historical information of which drive it may be that could be failing.
You might blame me for mistreating my Drobo Hottie but I’ve given the latest firmware and even treated her to the newest DD version for her model. We’re ready to treat her with a new HDD, like the big spender I am. But I don’t and can’t find out which drive is causing the emails to indicate failing drive or drives.
If anyone can help me in the forums by shedding light on this, please help! Thank you wise guys of the Drobo Forum!
hopeless with Drobo,