[quote=“rdo, post:12, topic:2112”]As previously explained in this thread, Drobo Dashboard will alert you with popups, red warnings, and email, and of course the lights on the Drobo itself indicate when it’s getting full.[/quote]Yes, obviously it will warn you that it is full. But unless I’m mistaken, it will not say outright “Do not put any more files as filling me up any more will be a bad thing for the system”.
The average user will not understand why Drobo suddenly slows to a crawl when it’s past 95% full. It does sort of say that is the case in the manual and in the knowledge base but that is often overlooked for random Joe expecting his Drobo to behave like conventional drives.
I’m just saying it’d be a better user experience that along with the “alert (…) with popups, red warnings and email (…) when it’s getting full” to also say why and to not go over the limit.
I’ve never actually hit the limit on any of my drives so maybe it does tell you that. If that is the case, everyone can ignore what I’m saying.
[quote=“rdo, post:12, topic:2112”]At first it sounded like you wanted more from your Drobo, but since the Dashboard and the Drobo lights do what you ask, yet fail to answer your request, then I guess you want Mac OS itself to understand thin provisioning and to…interpret slow performance as indicating a volume is getting full? Include hooks in the filesystem for products such as Drobo to report capacity?[/quote]You’re looking into what I said way too deep.
I’m just asking that instead of a simple “Drobo is getting full” message or whatever it actually says to a more obvious explanation to the user that might say “Drobo is getting full, you will be experiencing slow down to the drive because ___ and so on” instead of having the user go online or look at his manual for answers when this is normal behavior. It would avoid some confusion.
Again, I haven’t seen the actual message Drobo Dashboard will display so ignore what I’m saying if it does explain the situation better than a simple “Drobo is getting full”.
And it’s not a feature request or anything. Just a random question sidestepped from the original thread.