I recently bought a traditional, 2nd gen. 4 bay Drobo. I have put in two 2tb drives and 2 1tb drives. Before this I only had a 1tb external drive and a 2tb external drive attached to my Mac. All three devices are still connected. I am fairly certain I have set my Drobo properly to back up my 1tb internal drive via Time Machine; the rest is used for additional storage. I’ve included a snapshot to try to give people an idea of how i have things set up. I installed Time Tamer, because I heard Time Machine will try to use all available storage on the Drobo. With this, it limits the backup of Time Machine to 1.83tb.
- Is the Drobo configured properly, to back up Time Machine?
- If so, can I store or sell my other HDDs (after wiping them, of course.)? All of the RAID, BeyondRAID, data redundancy stuff is still a bit new and confusing to me.
- Is Time Tamer configured properly, and if so, is 1.83tb too much For a 1tb drive?