I’m a new owner of a Drobo S and have a few questions regarding cloning my computer’s hard drive and then booting from the Drobo S.
The Drobo S is set up as follows:
3 Western Digital WD10EARS - 1TB Caviar Green SATA Intellipower 64 MB Cache
3 partitions / formatted first with Drobo Dashboard HFS+ / Partitioned with OSX Disk Utility / Mac OS Extended (Journaled) / GUID Partition Table
1 - Full Backup 300GB
2 - Time Machine 600GB
3 - Data 900GB+
My computer is as follows:
MacBook Pro 2.33 GHz Core 2 Duo (late 2006) / 3 GB Ram / OSX 10.6.3
I have had varying degrees of success in my attempts to create bootable backups of my MacBook Pro HD in the Full Backup partition on the Drobo. These attempts were made using both SuperDuper! and Carbon Copy Cloner via firewire 800. Sometimes the backup complete fine, sometimes they would quit before completion due to an error.
When attempting to boot from the Drobo via firewire 800, I see the drive, select it, and then nothing happens. I figured I’d try to boot using a USB cable with a clone created by Carbon Copy Cloner and it booted fine.
I feel I should be able to backup and boot using firewire as I used to to with my old LaCie drive. Performance is so much better for accessing my data and I don’t want to have to remember to change cables every evening in order to get a good updated clone overnight.
I’ve checked the Drobo site as well as the SuperDuper! and Carbon Copy Cloner sites looking for mention of the problem I have been experiencing with no success.
I’m concern that I may have a bad Drobo.
Any suggestions or comments would be greatly appreciated.