I have to install my windows xp prof. new, because of an error from windows. Now my question - can I install drobo dashboard without the drobo is connected ? I don’t want to lost all my data, which are on my drobo so what is the right way to install dashboard new ?
Easily install dashboard without the drobo is connectet, than connected the drobo and everything is fine or isn’t it so simple ?
Yes your data will stay safe. You need only launch dashboard if you want to see the true capacity information on your drobo. Alternatley should your drobo have to relayout information on the drives because you pulled, added,replaced or had problems with a bad drive the dashboard will provide you an estimated rebuild time and some other information but even without the dashboard running the drobo will continue to do what it was built to do and protect your data.
Drobo Dashboard provides
[list]volume drive letter mapping
format/partitioning (only required at new volume creation/set up)
[*]standby (the closest thing Drobo has to “power off”)[/list]
Drive letter mapping can be done manually, if the OS doesn’t do it automatically.
The others aren’t required for day-to-day operation or protection of your data.
EDIT: Added the last three… (format/reset/standby)