So, my local power company decided to swap out my meter on thursday. I didn’t powerdown my drobo FS.
For the record, it has 5 2tb drives in it, and when I last checked it was showing 11% space available. yeah, the top bay is yellow-lit.
So, after power came back up, it failed to mount. It’s showing up in the dashboard (on three computers) just fine, but it was showing the “Internal Problem” message in the dashboard. I tried to follow instructions here (http://myproducts.drobo.com/article/AA-01333) to start file system repair. It’s still going.
The drobo is responding to the dashboard, I can flash lights, etc. but Shutdown, Restart and Reset are all greyed out in the drobo dashboard > Tools, and the Capacity screen and the Shares screen both show “File System Maintenance In Progress” message. It’s been that way for two days now.
What has me worried is the fact that for most of the day thursday and friday morning, the drive’s activity light was going and I could hear the drive heads moving. Now, silence… and the activity light is off. about once every minute or so, i’m seeing a quick flash from the green activity LED, and then nothing. No drive noise.
I’ve been re-reading the post here: (http://www.drobospace.com/forums/showthread.php?tid=141627&page=1) and I’m nervous if I have the same problem SJSteve and Bradii had to resolve… I’m very good at learning stuff quickly, and I actually have a second empty Drobo FS chassis AND spare test drives to play with… but I don’t yet know where to start. How do I get to the dmsg Log? how do I start to communicate with my drobo to get going on this? Should I wait longer?
If it’s a total loss, I would be very sad… 5 out of the 6tb on the drive are backed up to single drives, but that last tb would be annoying to have to rebuild/collect.
Can anyone give me some direction?