Today, after backing up my Drobo v2 I took the plunge and removed one of the 3 x 1Tb drives and added a 2Tb in the bottom (previously unused slot). So I went from 3 x 1Tb in the top 3 to 2 x 1Tb in the Top and 1 x 2Tb in the bottom since the Backup is on the 2nd Tb that I will add once it has completed what I consider the most risky operation (removal and rebuild on another drive). The reason I did it this way was to a) Prove the previously never used slot and b) Prove that the drive contact wasn’t hindered by any possible dust build up
Anyway, running Lion and 2.0.3 Dashboard, latest FW rev on the Drobo and the lights are nicely flashing Amber at the moment showing it’s rebuilding on the new configuration, however, if I open the Dashboard it just sits there with ‘Looking for connected devices’. It didn’t pop up with any warnings or anything when I popped the drive.
Prior to the drive being pulled it was giving the correct inventory of drives. I’m guessing this is yet another problem with Lion.
I plan to let it complete, if it doesn’t show the status then I’ll suspend it, power cycle, rinse and repeat as necessary until I can see the status again then I’ll see what happens when I add the drive - this time with the Dashboard open maybe