A few weeks ago, my 1TB iMac filled up. I was able to delete some stuff and get down to 830 GB, but realized that I needed to move some stuff off the hard drive.
I got a recommendation for Drobo and now I sit with a Drobo Mini with 2 x 1TB drives. I followed the Drobo support tutorial to create a partition for Time Machine (set this volume size as 1TB) and have a 2nd volume with capacity at 15TB (planning that as I need more storage, I’ll expand that volume rather than the TM).
I ran a new backup Time Machine a couple days ago and looks to successfully be on the right volume BUT I have red light warning that the volume is almost full and I need to add more storage. By the nature of TM, it’s going to be almost full all the time, correct? Can I ignore the red light on the front of the Drobo? Is there a way to turn it off?
The almost full TM has created another problem for me, in that copying to the empty “Other Files” volume on the Drobo is extremely slow (copied 600 MB in 2 hours, with 35 days left to copy the remaining 170 GB!). According to Drobo Support:
Since my TM Volume will always be almost full, this seems like it’s going to create a constant problem for me getting data to and from my other Volume. Any tips on setting this up more efficiently?