Drobo

Why is Linux in Beta?

There are four (4) reasons the Drobo and DroboPro datasheets state that Linux support is currently in Beta:

  1. Data Robotics does not offer an official version of Drobo Dashboard software for Linux. There is a community created, community supported management utility for Linux that is available in the DroboApps section of the Data Robotics Website. You can read more about this Linux management utility here:

  2. Data Robotics does not officially test against every distribution of Linux for every microprocessor architecture that is currently available.

  3. Data Robotics has not officially tested EXT3 volumes larger than 2TB and therefore recommends a maximum volume size of 2TB on a EXT3 formatted volume.

  4. Data Robotics has not officially tested any Linux iSCSI initiators.