Drobo 2nd gen connected via USB to Mac running 10.6.4. Dashboard is v 1.7.3.
I also have a pogoplug connected, running v2.1.2.
If I have a pogoplug drive mounted on my desktop, and launch the drobo dashboard, the dashboard just hangs at the 'Ready for Connection" screen.
If I look at my console, i see:
9/1/10 9:34:32 PM com.apple.launchd (com.datarobotics.ddserviced) Job appears to have crashed: Bus error
9/1/10 9:34:32 PM com.apple.ReportCrash.Root 2010-09-01 21:34:32.281 ReportCrash[775:4e3f] Saved crash report for DDServiced version ??? (???) to /Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/DDServiced_2010-09-01-213432_localhost.crash
This repeats ever 10s.
I also see this scattered in there:
9/1/10 9:36:55 PM fseventsd scan_old: bailing out because device mounted @ /Volumes/Pogoplug has dls 0x0 and dls->fci 0x0
However, if I unmount the pogoplug disk (still have the pogoplug app running), and run the dashboard, it works.
Just got a pink Pogoplug, and am setting it up to test if I can use it as a “Droboshare” replacement. I installed the 2.1.2 Pogoplug software a couple of days ago.
I just noticed today that the Dashboard menu item had changed to a circle with a line through it, and Dashboard (1.7.3) said no Drobos were detected. If I try to relaunch Dashboard I get a message that says something like “A critical part of Dashboard is not running. Please relaunch Dashboard to fix that.” I did that, and it didn’t fix it.
All - yes, 1.6.8 Dashboard is the only version that works. I have tried every other version of Dashboard on 4 different Macs and they all fail.
I gave up on Drobo Support many months ago and just use this workaround until they get around to releasing a version that works (thanks to Peter O for confirming upcoming version 2.0.0 of Drobo Dashboard may fix the problem)