How I got Crashplan to work well on my Drobo


I’m writing this post to save others a lot of time, frustration and oh so many Google results!
I gathered these tweaks from a lot of post in this Forum and on the web.
I want to thank every one of you who contributed in this forum and especially Ricardo.

For the past year I’ve been struggling to get Crashplan to work properly on my Drobo 5N, recently I found out that it hadn’t been running in quite some time.

Needless to say this had to be fixed.

CrashPlan was the first App I installed the moment I got my Drobo 5N.
It was working ok in the beginning but then I started adding more and more files and things got hairy…

Crashplan was starting and stopping every couple of minutes.
I connected to the Headless Client on the Drobo and noticed that it kept crashing while scanning the files.
After some googling I found out that CrashPlan was running out of memory and stopping.

This because of the extreme memory requirements of CrashPlan, I have about 3 TB of RAW files in my Backupset and Code 42 recommends 3072MB of Ram.
This is clearly not happening on the Drobo. So I divided my backup into 3 separate Backup Sets of 1 TB max. Explained here.

Then I raised the memory limit of CrashPlan by editing [php] run.conf[/php]

After some googling I found that CrashPlan was running out of memory and shutting down

I don’t which tweaks really solved my problem but all them combined did the job.

Please feel free to share your fixes and tweaks together we can solve this!