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Time Machine and FS
05-16-2010, 06:59 PM
Post: #11
RE: Time Machine and FS
Personally, since I have a crashplan account, I'm just using that to backup remotely (to their servers), and also to my drobo mounted via USB to the AEBS. Erased my time machine sparsebundle, since it hosed it with the 10.6.3 upgrade.

Time Machine and Drobo has always half-worked from my experience ... not 100% reliable. Hopefully their new method will come out soon, and work reliably.
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05-17-2010, 08:21 AM
Post: #12
RE: Time Machine and FS
In defense of DRI, Apple changing the way that sparse-files worked under OSX was blindingly stupid.

Sparse files have worked the same way for over 30 years in countless UNIX environments. Apple did the UNIX equivalent of re-defining gravity.
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05-18-2010, 10:27 PM
Post: #13
RE: Time Machine and FS
Even without Apple changing their implementation of sparsebundles in the latest update .... it's always been flakey to use a Drobo with Time Machine.
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05-20-2010, 07:11 AM (This post was last modified: 05-20-2010 07:12 AM by schlub.)
Post: #14
RE: Time Machine and FS
http://www.engadget.com/2010/05/20/drobo...http://www.engadget.com/2010/05/20/drobo-fs-gets-native-time-machine-support-we-go

Sounds good, wonder when we'll be able to download it.. Drobo Dash doesn't see any updates, nothing on drobo.com either.

Also, wondering if this dope time machine support will proliferate to non-FS models.. We have a Drobo v1 at work that I'd love for Time Machine to work better with.
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05-20-2010, 08:00 AM
Post: #15
RE: Time Machine and FS
I was coming here looking for the same thing because of that post. Hopefully that wasn't just a "promo" unit sent to engadget. *(:
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05-20-2010, 09:35 AM
Post: #16
RE: Time Machine and FS
Looking for the same thing!
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05-20-2010, 10:03 AM
Post: #17
RE: Time Machine and FS
There's a press release on the front page of drobo.com now. Check for updates and download page still yield nothing.
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05-20-2010, 10:44 AM
Post: #18
RE: Time Machine and FS
You can sign up for the RSS feed to get updates from our website.

http://www.drobo.com/support/feed/

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05-20-2010, 11:33 AM
Post: #19
RE: Time Machine and FS
So lots of press releases and hands on from reviewers here... but no access to the firmware by the actual users?
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05-20-2010, 05:35 PM
Post: #20
RE: Time Machine and FS
Jennifer, are there plans to port this over to all of the other Drobos? Specifically V1 Wink
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