Persistent shares on Mac


I have this setup where I placed my itunes library on the Drobo and I have a share on the drobo that is checked every so often.

What happens is that the share does not stay around for long, itunes complains that it cannot connect to the library, my service that checks the share says it cannot find it, then i just navigate to the share again, see connecting and a few seconds later I can see the shares and everything is happy again.

Is there a way to not have those shares dissapear after some time?

Do you connect them with Dashboard or with the Finder?

Definitely use the Finder to mount shares. Drobo Dashboard is notoriously unreliable.