In working on the recent “issue” I uncovered while upgrading firmware on my Drobo from 1.3.1 to 1.3.5, after bouncing around between several unhelpful support staff, it was suggested that I swap drives in my Drobo; specifically that I take the top drive and put it in the bottom slot, and put the bottom drive in the top slot, and boot the Drobo back up.
Has anyone tried this?
My gut says doing this is going to trigger a rebuild of the entire array, trashing the data stored upon it.
My Drobo currently has (from the top down)
There was 1.2TB of data stored on the Drobo, out of an 8TB slice. drobo-utils reported 82% usage of the array when queried.
Where that data exists, and how it was spread across the drives, is a mystery.
I’ve emailed support asking them what risk I’m putting myself in by doing this, but I’d like to hear back from anyone else who might have also done this (independently or at the suggestion of DRI support).