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Time to Brush Up on Drobo Data Recovery

Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 2:43 pm
by Jared
Take a look at this advertisement I pulled from Tom's Hardware:
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Drobo Beyond RAID (near impossible to recover) + Seagate (imminent drive failures) = NIGHTMARE!!!

Time to Brush Up on Drobo Data Recovery

Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 4:04 pm
by LarrySabo
Haven't tried it yet but ReclaiMe Pro does Drobo recovery: http://www.reclaime-pro.com/manual/drobo-recovery.aspx

Time to Brush Up on Drobo Data Recovery

Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 9:08 pm
by Jared
I've seen that, and it's probably a feature that'll eventually get me to cough up the money to buy the program.

Time to Brush Up on Drobo Data Recovery

Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 9:06 am
by LarrySabo
I bought the Pro version and the program paid for itself quickly. A little slow, but great for XFS NASes.

Edit: ... and a lot cheaper than UFS Explorer Business.

Time to Brush Up on Drobo Data Recovery

Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 6:25 pm
by ScotchBroth
If only it did ZFS too!

Time to Brush Up on Drobo Data Recovery

Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 7:40 pm
by LarrySabo
ScotchBroth wrote:Source of the post If only it did ZFS too!

I'm too new/inexperienced at this to even know when I would run into ZFS, so it's not an issue for me, yet. Where is ZFS usually encountered?

Time to Brush Up on Drobo Data Recovery

Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 9:13 am
by lcoughey
Although I've had several calls about Drobo recoveries over the years, I've yet to find anyone who thinks their data is worth our minor data recovery rates to send one in. As most Drobo users are using the unit because they don't value their data enough to get a real RAID or NAS, it seems reasonable that they are going to be equally cheap when it comes to data recovery services.

I think the same goes for ZFS. The most common place for it, that I know of, is FreeNAS systems where the owner puts their critical data on the cheapest hardware possible.

Time to Brush Up on Drobo Data Recovery

Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 11:13 am
by LarrySabo
Thanks, Luke.

Time to Brush Up on Drobo Data Recovery

Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 3:06 pm
by Jared
I think I've done one, maybe two ZFS recoveries so far. Not very common, it's a FreeBSD file system.

Time to Brush Up on Drobo Data Recovery

Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:39 pm
by ScotchBroth
When I've gotten it it's been on FreeNAS systems.