Hey folks, I’m seeing something kinda disturbing with my new DroboFS. I have it mounted via AFP on my mac. When I save a file out to the drobo, then switch away from my editor and switch back, the editor tells me the file has been updated on disk and asks if I want to reload the file. If I tell it to reload, I get the N-1 version of the file. It’s like my write didn’t happen. I confirmed the correct data is actually on disk via an ssh session. I saved the file, switched to console and dumped the file, then switched back to my editor and it shows the file has been modified on disk… sure enough if I ask it to load the on disk version, it reverts the last change.
Now I see iTunes is running into what might be similar problems. My iTunes database is on the drobo shared filesystem, it comes up saying that it can’t find a file, so I do “get info” from the menu and choose to do the locate dance, I see a flicker of activity on the drobo, so it seems to have written it, then it proceeds to show me the info using the old track location.
Anyone else seen this? Is there something unhealthy about the afp service here? I have the 1.0.5 firmware and am running 10.6.4 on most of my macs. One is 10.5.whatever-is-current.