I recently reset my Drobo diskpack to take advantage of the new performance and capacity updates in Firmware 3.5.6.
In preparation for this, I copied the contents of all of my shares to a large drive I bought from Amazon and connected to Windows. This worked great for my Public directory, backups of DroboApp data, etc.
One thing I’m having trouble with is restoring Time Machine. It would appear that Time Machine actually creates its own virtual disk inside of the Drobo share; that virtual disk is configured for 512MB. When I reconfigured my shares, I gave it 1 TB. I simply want to resume using it, retaining my history.
What’s the best/easiest way of restoring my TM data, while taking advantage of the upgraded capacity? Simply copying the contents back to the TM share did not work; My Mac can mount it, but doesn’t seem to like the format. It won’t even allow me to (re-)enable journaling on the virtual disk for whatever ridiculous reason.
Can I directly copy the data contained in the .sparsebundle to the new partition?
Anyone ever go through this?