I recently upgrade to a new NAS with more bays. I am trying to transfer my data from the DroboFS to the new NAS, but I’m having a problem with space. I put 2 2TB drives in the new NAS, then copied 2TB of data from the Drobo to the new NAS. Then I took out one drive (2TB) from the Drobo and moved it to the new NAS. I thought the Drobo would reorganize the data since I had enough free space to have a spare, but it keeps telling me that my data is not protected and I need to add another drive.
This doesn’t make sense since I have 4 2TB drives installed and only 3.8TB used. I need to be able to take another drive out of the Drobo to grow the new NAS so I can keep transferring all of my data. Is there some special way of doing this?
No, I am using single disk. But since I took my 5th drive out the other day it keeps warning me that my data is not protected. I thought the Drobo would respond correctly and redistribute the data across the remaining drives, but this isn’t the case. I have plenty of free space.
Here is a screenshot of my dashboard. I have 4x2TB drives installed and green.
I have this same issue with my FS now that I’m transferring data to the new 5N.
pulled a 3TB drive out 4 days ago, had about 48% free space, now down to 27% free space, but the FS has not rebuilt.
I hear it churning away, but no joy. only one red light where the drive was removed.
I’m concerned that if I continue to remove data, I will not be able to remove a second drive from the FS, as it has not re-built from the first drive removal.
I had the same problem. The only solution for me was to power down, remove all drives, power up for a while, power down again, add all the drives back (minus the one I needed to migrate to another box) and power up again. I waited a few hours and it decided to rebuild itself again. Took about 40 hours to complete.
Cool. It would be really nice if there was a way to “eject” a drive using the Drobo Dashboard. Click on the drive on the status screen and click eject or something. This way the Drobo would be able to immediately begin to relayout the data. The drive bay light could be turned red to indicate the drive should be removed. Just a thought and an improvement over pulling a drive and just waiting…
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