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Drobo FS migration to Drobo 5N
05-26-2017, 07:20 PM (This post was last modified: 05-26-2017 07:21 PM by Paul.)
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RE: Drobo FS migration to Drobo 5N
ah thanks for the update ccmatrix-1 am glad the process is working out Smile

if i understood correctly, once your have finished, you would have 3 x 3TB drives (that used to be part of a diskpack) that you dont need anything else on those drives?
if so, you could perform a full reset via dashboard.

(this should be ok enough if you give your drives to your trustworthy parents, and that way the diskpack and volume(s) will be set up and ready or easier for them to use.)

if you wanted to add in an extra layer of security, you could do the following:

- to shutdown the drobo, and to remove the no-longer-necessary-diskpack-drives
- to connect 1 diskpack drive, either up to the computer, or to a different, basic usb standalone caddy
- to format it on windows (for example) as a basic nfts drive
- to use a free program similar to your name Smile called ccleaner.
- and to run a basic drive wiper routine. (such as free space only and unless you had super secret financial info etc then it should be fine)
- then to do the same for the other diskpack drives 1 by 1
- and then you can set up the drobo fresh with the drives, and prepare it for your parents.

(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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