I’m quite annoyed at the moment. I received a replacement Drobo from DRI to replace mine due to a faulty fan (thanks to those who helped regarding that BTW).
I was extremely worried about swapping the disk pack to the new Drobo so copied files off the drobo that weren’t backed up, made sure both units had the current firmware powered down and swapped the pack over. Guess what, the replacement trashed one of my drives! Red flashing light disk 1.
Popped the pack back into the original Drobo and all disks report as OK, except Drobo has to relayout the data to fix the trashed disk of course. 24hours or more left of no protection. Great service!
I’m speaking with DRI in the US later today because I am NOT accepting a refurbished Drobo as a replacement again. I’m extremely annoyed that they sent me hardware that has compromised my data security. Clearly the refurb unit is faulty and DRI’s QC in the refurb dept. leaves a lot to be desired.
I would be very weary of accepting a refurb from DRI under warranty.
OK rant over, my question is is it safe to copy data from the drobo (which I can still access so it seems) during relayout? Or should I just leave it be until it completes.