Hey! Here’s something I noticed when I first made the switch to direct connect but I ejected it using the eject icon next to it, removed any drives associated with it then restarted the computer and, frankly, have not noticed it since. But I do have a ‘ghost’ IP address now showing up in my finder window shared side bar menu with a question mark where the icon should be.
I will bet money that this is the bane of my Time Machine existence, eh? I realize this is the ghost of the Drobo when it was network connected but I have no idea what to do about it. The direct connect ethernet IP is different and self-assigned, although it has a yellow warning light since it cannot connect to internet.
So, the adventure continues…
Thank you and have a lovely day! I am going to Apple store to pick up an ethernet to thunderbolt connector. Every little bit helps!
EDIT: I opened the ghost in a finder window and disconnected. I hope the will do it! Since the initial backup never completed. I reloaded the disk and starting again! Nope, it just re-connected itself.
FYI, I am trying to find where it keeps auto connecting from but it doesn’t seem to want to go away. Boo.
EDIT2: OK, it’s the auto-discovery that keeps finding the ghost drive. I turned it off and added manual IP address that just got locked in a spin. Shutting it down, restarting everything.