Hi; I was wondering if anyone has seen this and could help. I don’t trust my partition’s capacity information (via Dashboard or get info)
I reformatted my drobo to have 2 partitions: 1 for a 1tb backup via timemachine and the other to have a large, expandable pool for data. I have 5 TB(3x1tb,1x2tb) in the drobo, and 4 more as single disks (2x2tb) to swap the data during the formatting. Later, I plan to pop the 4tb into the drobo for expansion.
I followed the instructions on the Drobo site ( http://support.drobo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/119/kw/time%20machine/r_id/100004) but a lot of weird things happened.
Before I begin, let me start off with the fact that my OS is not in perfect condition ( I have occasional kernel panics, here and there. ) My systems forgets my mouse settings after sleep or log off. Petty crap here and there. My drobo doesn’t remount after sleep mode and my only way of remounting is a cold boot of both mac and drobo. Even restarts is hoaky just to login, so cold boots works more reliably.
Reinstalling is my next objective, once I get T.M. going safely.
So I followed the instructions on the link and cue’d my data back to the Drobo overnight. I also turned on TM for the 1tb partition, to start backing up, concurrently. Morning, it copied 200GB and then went red without finishing the xfer. TM didn’t get very far either. I stopped the xfer & TM, deleted TM’s data, then, ran disk utility where Dashbord went back to green.
-In my mind, TM should have been isolated on its own PT, no?
I proceeded to copy just the data files, by using Chronosync. Now maybe it just chrono sync, but I was getting 2mb xfers on a SataII connection!
I dropped chronosync, and just manually copy files over. This worked fine and fast, only I should have ran out of space about 500Gb-1TB less than what I had before. (My pool was yellow full before this setup, say 200-250 of space remaining). Now, the drive was still green at 200Gb of space remaining.
I ran disk utility again, I copied 40 more gigs until finally (forget which order) my dashboard is yellow at 169gb remaining.
My dashboard says it has 2.54TB used currently, but my finder says I have 2.79TB used. Is this inconsistency normal? (Like HD oem specs vs. OS formatting specs?). Mind you, my 1tb TM partition is still empty!
Anyhow. I think my 2 partitions are still pooled as one, via under the hood. Could I have missed something? I don’t want to delete my single drives until I know my drobo is secure.
Thanks in advance. Sorry so long.
Macpro 1st gen. Using Sans Digital esata card (the recommended one)
OS X 10.6.7.