I just spent the last two weeks swapping out 1TB for 2TB in my Drobo. I had access the whole time, it was slow, but all was well. Before this migration I started with four 1TB drives organized into two 2TB volumes and had about 2.5 TB of data. Drobo is connected via USB to win 7 computer. I’ve had the drobo about 3 years and have migrated successfully before.
After rebooting my computer following completion of migrating all drives, my drobo is stuck flashing red & green with no apparent disk activity. It’s been like this now for about thirty hours. And I can’t connect to it - dashboard doesn’t see it and the computer (running win 7) doesn’t see either of the two 2TB volumes either.
Sunday evening, drobo dashboard said it had about 8 hour left on the data protection (following swapping the fourth drive) and my experience was the last few hours were usually pretty accurate.
Yesterday, on Monday morning, 11 Oct, the second drobo dashboard window (with the data protection progress bar) was gone and it looked complete - the drive map was looking good. I cancelled out of the popoups for addidng a new volume (I have two 2TB volumes set a long time ago) and I cancelled out of the popup that wanted to update the bios - I was unable to update the rom several times - before I started the drive migrations - not sure why).
So, whould I just let it wait another few days or is something serious wrong?
I subsequently tried rebooting the computer several times and reseating the USB cable. but nothing seems to affect the drobo. It just sits there flashing red green on all drives and showing capacity on the blue lights at about half - which is about right.
some thoughts - perhaps the final migration did not complete and was still in process when I rebooted the computer. I think this is unlikely, but it’s the only thing I can think of right now that may have caused the present unhappiness. I certainly thought it was done, but I didn’t reopen the second ‘data protection’ window and double check…