i’ve always wondered how the drobo would react to a powercut, (because sometimes we get them from time to time) but i never had the need to simulate one to see…
well… for reasons of tiredness, ive actually done it… on both my drobo v1 and v2 simultaneously LOL
Every so often i need to reboot the machine, and i usually do a windows shutdown, (which then puts the drobo’s to sleep) and then i do a drobo shutdown and leave all things off for at least a few mins…
…then i power up the drobos and let them run through the led capacitance sequence… followed by windows.
HOWEVER… my shutdown of windows didnt work, and there was a popup waiting for me to click on something… and when i came back to the machine the screen was off and i thought it shut down (BUT) it was a black screensaver, and i UNPLUGGED the mains cable on the v1 drobo, and a couple of seconds later the v2 drobo!!
then when i powered them back the v2 was on instant readyness (must have been out of power for less than 30 seconds… but the v2 was all blue capacity lights, and all red leds (a couple of times)
i then realised the windows machine was still on, so i force powered it off and shut all down again…
… and as an actual, unintended test, it looks like the machine and both drobos all lived to tell the tale!! PHEW
(i’ll still be running a full chkdsk later on on all 2 (x2) partitions to play safe though - but so far a Thumbs Up from me