Should I be concerned that my Drobo is reporting a higher reserved for expansion number and a much smaller used for protection number then the estimator? The available for data numbers are nearly identical so I assume the reserved for expansion part is being used for redundancy.
Sorry I lost track of this thread. Upgraded to a DroboPro have been working on migrating all the data there.
I’m running dashboard version 1.5.1 but I believe it reported identically in the previous version as well. I have the DroboPro plugged into the same computer and the dashboard is reporting the same usage as the estimator for that. Maybe it was just related to how I initially upgraded the drives in the old Drobo.
however i would guess that at some point you put in a single disk much bigger than the others and it marked 1tb of that as reserved for expansion, then when you put ina second bigger disk it now uses that as “protection” but just hasnt updated the little chart for some bizarre reason
the only issue is how it names it
your overall capacity and yoru available for data capacity are both correct, it just that whole 1.5tb is used for protection, not 500 gb for protection and 1tb for expansion
its worth pulling a log file and sending it to dri to get them to check your disk pack is ok