I submitted a case to Drobo Support about my drobo rebooting during heavy disk access. I have a yellow warning on bay 2, and when I access large amounts of data, the drobo reboots, then comes back with the exact same amount of capacity used/free, but no longer has the yellow warning. At this point, I can no longer access the drobo and have to reboot it. Support recommended I do a disk check on the volumes, but they told me to do it in windows. I have the drobo connected to the network via droboshare with the drives formatted to EXT3, so check disk in windows is not an option. Support told me they do not provide support for EXT3, and I should post here to see if anyone knows how to run a disk check with this sort of file system. I tried fsk from a Ubuntu live cd with no success and was wondering if I can ssh into the drobo and run a disk check from there.
Also, slightly off topic but may be related…when browsing around here, I saw someone mention “the 80% capacity thing”. I’m currently sitting a 1.8TB used and 222.63 GB free, which is about 90% of capacity. I plan to replace the yellow drive soon, but need to fix this problem first. I don’t want to just throw money at a problem hoping it gets resolved. Does anyone have a better reference for the 80% thing mentioned? Are errors inevitable at this percentage of capacity?