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nwalts

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DroboPro to use for external network storage?
« on: February 18, 2010, 09:36:40 pm »
Hi,
First off just want to say thanks for everyones input on this forum. It has helped a great deal. I'm in the process of figuring out what equipment I need and what I have that I can use.
I have a DroboPro that I'm currently using to store home videos, music, pictures etc. I'm wondering if I can use this for my media storage that would be connected to the (HP Blackbird 002) core?

Thanks

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Re: DroboPro to use for external network storage?
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2010, 03:22:59 am »
Hi,
First off just want to say thanks for everyones input on this forum. It has helped a great deal. I'm in the process of figuring out what equipment I need and what I have that I can use.
I have a DroboPro that I'm currently using to store home videos, music, pictures etc. I'm wondering if I can use this for my media storage that would be connected to the (HP Blackbird 002) core?

Thanks

Hi nwalts,

According to Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drobo#DroboPro
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...However, the iSCSI implementation currently only supports connection to a single server[6] and unlike the DroboShare, the Ethernet interface cannot be used for other networking protocols such as NFS, FTP, or SMB

Do you know if yours supports SMB or NFS? It may not work as plug and play otherwise. Here is a list of other NAS like devices that have been confirmed working as a guide:
http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Category:Network_Attached_Storage

And some troubleshooting assistance if you give it a go:
http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Network_Attached_Storage

Not sure if anyone else out there knows about getting the DroboPro working - however based on the fact that
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With the release of the 1.5 firmware, Data Robotics began encrypting the log files produced by the Drobo, claiming the log contains proprietary information on the workings of the device.
I am assuming they don't have an open standard to work with? ;)

Having said that they do at least seem to support Linux:
http://support.datarobotics.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/120/kw/linux/r_id/100004

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Re: DroboPro to use for external network storage?
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2010, 02:37:05 pm »
Thanks wombiroller,

No it looks like it doesn't support smb or nfs either.  :( Thanks for the info!

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Re: DroboPro to use for external network storage?
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2010, 02:54:48 pm »
I would like to see somebody work on adding an iSCSI device template, and associated software and automatic configuration for LinuxMCE.

It would be roughly two weeks of solid work from a developer familiar with iSCSI administration and software development.

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