If I have 4 drives in a diskpack and Drobo reports 1 drive is missing will that ALWAYS result in a relayout - even if the missing disk is re-inserted?
“Why didn’t you insert all the drives?” I hear you ask. I did… into a replacement Drobo DRI sent me due to fan problems in my original. When I rebooted the refurb it reported 1 drive slot as empty/red light (according to the diagnostics the disk was missing) even though the disk was inserted correctly all the way in.
I shutdown the drobo and put the 4 drives back in my original unit.
Was that a mistake?? Could I have tried to reseat the drive while the drobo was still on? And if it saw the drive again would it have prevented the relayout?
I thought you could pull out any single drive from Drobo without a hitch or a rebuild??
When I put them back into my original Drobo all the drives were recognised fine but I got flashing green/amber lights and 24hr relayout. even though the ‘missing’ disk from the pack was in place.
[I have a 2nd replacement Drobo from DRI but I am obviously hesitant to transfer my diskpack once again, not the least because the drives do not go into it as easily as my original drobo, neither do they clunk into place in a reassuring way when all the way in.]