First of all, my Drobo has been working great for quite a while. Turned on the htpc before leaving for work b/c i had a movie to record. Came home, all lights flashing orange, and no movie was recorded. now it says it will take 93 hours to rebuild…wth?
anyway, can i still record data to the drobo while its doing its thing? would this be impossible or would it add time to what is already a lengthy process?
You should be able to read and write from/to the Drobo while relayout is taking place. It might slow things down a little, but it won’t endanger the data. Just don’t pop a disk out until the lights turn green.
i think what i might do is set the c drive as the default recording drive instead of my drobo…at least until the drobo finishes its stuff. i just don’t know why its doing the process in the first place…only thing i can think of is somehow a drive got unrecognized and then recognized, maybe thinking a drive was lost and replaced…nothing else makes sense. 350+ HD movies take a lot of space
incidentally, i always use my primary drive for recording tv, just because its faster & isnt affected by reading from the drive at he same time (if i played back an HD movie from drobo i woudlnt fancy my chances of it being able to keep up with the writing caused by recording to it simultaneously), then i have a batch file which runs daily to move recordings onto drobo, freeing up space on my system drive
Yes, pulling a diagnostic file while the drobo is in relayout causes the relayout process to start over or take longer can also cause the Drobo to reboot which you do NOT want during a relayout process.
yep, that would be nice, but my C is too small (its a very old system)
I just revisited this thread out of curiousity and since i’m planning to upgrade my htpc from winxp to win7, and a full version of win7 must be install clean, i will upgrade my primary drive to a larger one and take this advice…great ideas all around.
and as for my initial problem (sorry for not getting back, i really hate when folks leave things hanging without resolve, i’m such a bonehead) I had a 2tb drive fail, it was a seagate and was under warranty, so i got it replaced for free.
I love my drobo! (except its too loud for my htpc environment)