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Expand Volumes
10-13-2016, 01:53 AM
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Expand Volumes
Hi all,

I was wondering if its possible to expand a volume on the B800i? I have two volumes at present; 1x 4TB and 1x 8TB. I've noticed there is almost 1TB of space that has been unallocated. Therefore I'd like to expand one of the volumes if possible to use up some of this space.

Can this be done via the dashboard? I can only see options to add/remove volumes.
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10-14-2016, 03:09 PM (This post was last modified: 10-14-2016 03:10 PM by Paul.)
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RE: Expand Volumes
hi nebula, from a quick look here, it does not seem possible:
http://dashboardhelp.drobo.com/guide/220...http://dashboardhelp.drobo.com/guide/220/en/B800i_Managing_Volumes_for_Your_DroboElite

if that is the case, you might be able to achieve it in a roundabout way, by backing up the current data somewhere, and then deleting the volume and then recreating it as a larger volume via the volume managemenet tool, and then to copy back the data again there.

(if you have space to start making the backups, maybe another user who also has that model could advise too in the meantime for you)

(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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