I have a 1st generation drobo that I love, but I have outgrown it performance-wise. A drobo pro would be nice, but the price is just too high for me right now.
I would like to move the data off of it to a server. As I move data though, I would like to pull hard drives from drobo.
I started out with 1.5TB drives in all 4 bays. I removed enough data so I could safely remove 1 of the drives. I did so, added the drive to my new server, but drobo is still complaining.
It currently has 3 1.5 TB drives (2.69 TB of storage) with 1.67 TB Used and 1.02 TB Free. I have 3 green lights for the 3 bays with hard drives and 1 red light for the open bay.
However, it is saying it cannot protect against a drive fail and I should add a hard drive. Based on what I know of drobo, this is incorrect. I should still be able to lose a drive and not lose any data.
My concern is that I want to move enough space off of it so I can pull another drive. I am worried that if I do that, I will lose the array.
Anyone have any ideas? I have rebooted drobo a few times, run diagnostics, etc. Everything appears to be ok.
I am running drobo firmware 1.3.5 and dashboard 1.5.1