I’ve just purchased a Drobo FS (without disks) to replace my second-generation Drobo (think it is Drobo S) which I’ve been running a couple of years. I realise I cannot simply transfer the disks, but would appreciate advice on tactics.
My current Drobo contains 2x2TB and 2x1TB disks and the total storage is 700GB. I have a new 3TB disk to put in the new Drobo FS but I believe I need at least one other disk to get it up and running. Would it be possible to simply remove one of the 1TB drives from the old Drobo and put it in the new?
My intention then would be to copy across the data from the old Drobo to the new, after which I should be able to transfer the disks. Any advice on best practice would be appreciated. Also, I believe the new Drobo will take care of reformatting the old disks. Is this so?