Drobo B800i startup issues



  • @coliver said:

    Sounds like it's prime time to tear that thing apart then. Good backups I assume?

    None needed, but we liked using the Drobo in the lab.



  • @thecreativeone91 said:

    I've been tempted to pickup one of these as a backup target before syncing to the cloud for home. Not sure if I want to or not. I think any of them will be a single point of failure so I'm not too concerned about that. and I have a beefy WAN connection so download 100GB+ of backup ed up data is no biggy.

    This is a level of single point of failure that you don't normally see in other devices. Parity RAID only, everything in it is completely proprietary, doesn't run any normal OS, no standard components inside. There are few appliances where you are more "stuck" if things don't work.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    @thecreativeone91 said:

    I've been tempted to pickup one of these as a backup target before syncing to the cloud for home. Not sure if I want to or not. I think any of them will be a single point of failure so I'm not too concerned about that. and I have a beefy WAN connection so download 100GB+ of backup ed up data is no biggy.

    This is a level of single point of failure that you don't normally see in other devices. Parity RAID only, everything in it is completely proprietary, doesn't run any normal OS, no standard components inside. There are few appliances where you are more "stuck" if things don't work.

    It's not linux based? I'd really like the Synology one but I can't find the 8 bay under $800-900 used



  • @thecreativeone91 said:

    It's not linux based? I'd really like the Synology one but I can't find the 8 bay under $800-900 used

    Nope. No way to get to a console. This is a REAL SAN. There is no NAS under the hood. There is no general purpose OS. It is a special embedded UNIX OS that I can't remember the name of that runs most of it.



  • Looks like it might be a Powersupply issue from what I found. Probably easy enough to repair if you wanted to replace some capacitors or something (wouldn't do it in production but for a home or lab no reason not too)



  • Rackspace here was using drobo's but I'm not sure to what extent.



  • @thecreativeone91 said:

    Rackspace here was using drobo's but I'm not sure to what extent.

    That's a bit mental. I can't imagine what for.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    @thecreativeone91 said:

    Rackspace here was using drobo's but I'm not sure to what extent.

    That's a bit mental. I can't imagine what for.

    Could be for internal use. They have a lot of community involvement and do maker space stuff. Robot building, programing competitions, Ardunio's etc.



  • @thecreativeone91 said:

    @scottalanmiller said:

    @thecreativeone91 said:

    Rackspace here was using drobo's but I'm not sure to what extent.

    That's a bit mental. I can't imagine what for.

    Could be for internal use. They have a lot of community involvement and do maker space stuff. Robot building, programing competitions, Ardunio's etc.

    Oh okay.



  • Simple solution. We didn't even have to reach out to Drobo. Drobo reached out to us and is shipping us a new SAN! Awesome service!!



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    Simple solution. We didn't even have to reach out to Drobo. Drobo reached out to us and is shipping us a new SAN! Awesome service!!

    Nice!



  • Great service. Good thing it wasn't a QNAP.



  • @thecreativeone91 said:

    Great service. Good thing it wasn't a QNAP.

    LOL. Well we might get that replaced in a few months. 😉 Isn't that what the QNAP SLA is?



  • Had this just happen now. Where you able to save the data by moving the drives over to a new unit?



  • @MrCRuss said in Drobo B800i startup issues:

    Had this just happen now. Where you able to save the data by moving the drives over to a new unit?

    Another Drobo unit, yes.