Flashing green and yellow

I posted this last week but in the wrong area. Posting in the right area now and hoping to get some help or insight. (The drive is still on and I have not touched it now in 4 days).

  1. I removed all the drives from my Drobo FS and did a hard reset (pinhole) because I wanted to wipe the network settings. This was done successfully.

  2. I launched the dashboard and turned the Drobo on and it was discovered fine.

  3. I was prompted to install new firmware, which I did successfully.

  4. I then inserted the 5 drives that was in it before hard resetting and one by one they came up fine with a green light next to them, but all the blue lights at the bottom of the Drobo had not illuminated so I waited.

  5. Eventually, after about 20 minutes, all 5 drive lights started blinking green and yellow. According to the inside cover, the flashing green and yellow means “Don’t remove this drive”. So I figure a process is being carried out and I should just wait for it to finish. This started at about 10pm and it never stopped blinking so I left it over night. The next morning (this morning) it was still blinking green and white. So I left it. It’s now 3pm and still blinking green and white. I am leaving it for now.

Is this normal? Should I leave it? Or is it stuck in some weird loop that I should manually intervene into? I will leave it blinking until I get a response.

Thanks in advance for any help.

–I am using a 2008 Macbook Pro running OS X 10.10.1 (Yosemite). The Dashboard version is 2.5.4 and the firmware in the Drobo has the most current update.

How big are the drives? It could be that since you have done a full reset + upgrade, the new firmware is checking the status of the data, and that could take a while.

Well, all the drives were 2TB. The green and yellow flashed for 2 weeks and 4 days : |. It eventually stopped with 4 solid greens and 1 solid red. So I replaced the solid red by installing a brand new Seagate 3TB. The green and yellow immediately resumed and went for about a week and a half till I unplugged the drive accidentally while working on a networking project. FRUSTRATION BEYOND EXPRESSION!! Anyway, I plugged it back in and the drive resumed with the green and yellow flashing, but I am very concerned that I lost data now. I personally think it is totally ludicrous that this device takes weeks to go through an operation to protect data and to replace a drive with a new one. It is time to look for a new solution because this thing takes more time setting itself up than it does backing up my data. I am beyond frustrated!