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Drobo Mini Not Seen On Mac | Steady Yellow Lights
01-21-2017, 04:33 PM
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Drobo Mini Not Seen On Mac | Steady Yellow Lights
I'm lost with my Mini. Ever since I upgraded to Sierra on my iMac 2011, ,y Drobo Mini has not worked. The Yellow lights constantly stay on and the unit is dead in the water.

Does anyone know what to do with something like this? I'm desperate.
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01-21-2017, 10:45 PM
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RE: Drobo Mini Not Seen On Mac | Steady Yellow Lights
Hi,

My Mini a number of years ago exhibited something similar behaviour.

I powered the unit down, removed all the drives, then powered the unit back up.

It booted to Green and then I powered it back down and reseated the drives and powered it back up.

It then booted and ran.

I then performed a Disk Scan (Disk Utility on the Mac) to confirm the drive consistency was fine.

I cannot be sure what you have is the same, but if you haven't tried this it might be worth an attempt.
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01-22-2017, 12:08 AM (This post was last modified: 01-22-2017 12:11 AM by UptownJazzDallas.)
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RE: Drobo Mini Not Seen On Mac | Steady Yellow Lights
(01-21-2017 10:45 PM)mpschaefer Wrote:  Hi,

My Mini a number of years ago exhibited something similar behaviour.

I powered the unit down, removed all the drives, then powered the unit back up.

It booted to Green and then I powered it back down and reseated the drives and powered it back up.

It then booted and ran.

I then performed a Disk Scan (Disk Utility on the Mac) to confirm the drive consistency was fine.

I cannot be sure what you have is the same, but if you haven't tried this it might be worth an attempt.

Thanks for chiming in.

I did as you stated. When I powered it back on (minus the drives), it's still displaying the yellow lights (steady) around the edges.

It's amazing to me that Drobo doesn't have an update for this to be corrected.
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01-23-2017, 09:12 AM
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RE: Drobo Mini Not Seen On Mac | Steady Yellow Lights
hi can i check if your mini was plugged in, and up the running during the actual upgrade to sierra?

if you are still within warranty, then raising a ticket for the support team would probably be best, (and i believe you can still raise a pay-per-incident even in case out of support, if you would wish).

alternatively, it might be worth trying to see if your drobo can stabalise a bit, to see if it shows access to your data again for copying, by trying to put yrou drobo into a readonly mode, for example as mentioned here :
http://www.drobospace.com/forums/showthr...http://www.drobospace.com/forums/showthread.php?

(btw i have XP home SP2, a Drobo v1 with 2x 1TB/2x 1.5TB WD greens, & a bkp Drobo v2 with the same + a DroboShare: unused)
& a DroboS v2 with 3xWD15EADS &2x1TB in DDR mode on win7, & a drobo5D (all usb)
  • btw i did a sustained (write) operation for about 6 hours, and got 13.2MB / sec ...objection? "sustained" :)
    (16.7MB/s on a v2 & 47-96MB/s drobo-s)
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01-23-2017, 07:40 PM
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RE: Drobo Mini Not Seen On Mac | Steady Yellow Lights
I would concur with Paul that it might be time to reach out to Support.

Normally as I understand it. One Yellow light would indicate you need to add capacity to the Drobo (the Yellow light indicates the slot which Drobo is suggesting to add the new drive with the larger capacity). If you do nothing and keep increasing use, that Yellow light should become Red.

Given the Drobo did not go All Green on an empty drive boot suggests its trying to tell us something we don't have the code for.
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