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Drobo support information for OS X Lion (v10.7)
07-21-2011, 12:06 PM
Post: #1
Exclamation Drobo support information for OS X Lion (v10.7)
Hello Drobo Community,

I know that many of you (including myself) are interested in using your Drobos with OS X Lion.

For information about Drobo's support of OS X Lion, please refer to this knowledge base article:
http://support.drobo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/602
It links to other relevant articles to help you get your Drobo properly working on OS X Lion. These articles will be updated as future developments occur on Apple's new Mac operating system version.

Thank you for your ongoing participation in this forum!

-ErikP
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07-22-2011, 06:16 PM
Post: #2
Exclamation RE: Drobo support information for OS X Lion (v10.7)
A firmware update for the Drobo FS, DroboPro FS, and Drobo B800fs has been posted that enables Time Machine support on OS X Lion, among other minor enhancements.

Details can be found on this knowledgebase article:
http://support.drobo.com/app/answers/det...http://support.drobo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/

If you are using Time Machine to back up your Mac to one of the Drobo's above, and have upgraded to Lion, this is a must-have firmware update.

-ErikP
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08-17-2011, 04:44 PM
Post: #3
RE: Drobo support information for OS X Lion (v10.7)
Has Drobo made any official announcement on using FileVault 2 to encrypt Drobo volumes? This can be done through Disk Utility via the "Erase" command after the volume has been formatted with Drobo Dashboard.
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08-19-2011, 11:38 PM
Post: #4
RE: Drobo support information for OS X Lion (v10.7)
Don't use whole-disk encryption with thin provisioning.

FileVault 2 is whole-disk.

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08-24-2011, 10:52 AM
Post: #5
RE: Drobo support information for OS X Lion (v10.7)
I'm still getting periodic hangs using a Drobo (2nd Gen) with Lion using Firewire. I see lots of discussions about the iSCSI issues and that a new release is coming, but I don't see anything specific about new software that will fix the direct attached issues as well. Should we expect the next release of firmware and drobo dashboard to fix the I/O hangs?

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09-14-2011, 09:59 AM
Post: #6
RE: Drobo support information for OS X Lion (v10.7)
OK, so it's over six weeks now since this thread was created, and no sign of any new firmware for V1 and Lion support. ETA? It says here: http://support.drobo.com/app/answers/det...http://support.drobo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/602#Does_my_Gen_1_Drobo_wor that it's coming...

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09-18-2011, 05:02 PM
Post: #7
RE: Drobo support information for OS X Lion (v10.7)
Makes you wonder if there is only 1 engineer left down in the basement working on the v1s and v2s a la Office Space, huh?
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09-27-2011, 10:22 AM
Post: #8
RE: Drobo support information for OS X Lion (v10.7)
I have a Drobo/Doboshare and need to upgrade, but I'm looking for an alternate due to significant lack of support for the Mac.
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09-28-2011, 08:27 AM
Post: #9
RE: Drobo support information for OS X Lion (v10.7)
So now I'm confused. The "Lion on Gen 1" KB article (article 602) says I need Dashboard 2.0.3 for Lion, and the software updates pages says I must use 1.8.4 with a Gen 1.

What's the real story here?

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09-30-2011, 11:34 PM
Post: #10
RE: Drobo support information for OS X Lion (v10.7)
(09-28-2011 08:27 AM)Spiney Wrote:  What's the real story here?

I guess the real story from Drobo is crickets....

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