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Using Rsync with DroboFS (nas3 and nas4):

 rsync -aP --delete --rsync-path="/mnt/DroboFS/Shares/DroboApps/rsync/rsync" [source] [target]
 # rsync -aP --delete --rsync-path="/mnt/DroboFS/Shares/DroboApps/rsync/rsync" [source] root@nas4:/mnt/DroboFS/Shares/backup/
Maintenance Mode: CONTROL > SHIFT > M – (while having Drobo Dashboard Open)

Full disk and no shares visible

 Response Lee G. via Email 06/07/2013 10:58 AM
 Hello ht,
 To try to resolve this we need to move or remove some data from the volume.
 First download the firmware to enable this from here
 This is a special firmware that will allow SSH/SCP access to the Drobo.
 With the Drobo powered down remove all of the disks then power the Drobo up.
 When the Drobo shows up in Drobo Dashboard use the manual update function on the tools panel to apply the firmware.
 After the update finishes click on OK to restart the Drobo.
 When the Drobo shows up in Drobo Dashboard again click on shutdown from the tools panel.
 After the lights go out on the Drobo reseat all of the disks then power the Drobo back up.
 When the Drobo shows up in Drobo Dashboard wait about 5 minutes then go to Drobo settings > network and get the IP address of your Drobo.
 Download and install Putty from here
 Download and install WinSCP from here
 Now run the putty program and enter the IP address in the Host name field then click Open.
 You may get a message here, click Yes/OK.
 Now where it says login as: type root then hit enter.
 For a password type in root then hit enter, this should put you at a # prompt.
 Next type mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/DroboFS then hit enter.
 Now type mount again with no arguments you should see a line that says something like /dev/sda1 on /mnt/DroboFS type ext3 (rw,data=ordered...).
 If you don't email me back and let me know, if you do continue on.
 Type exit in the putty window then hit enter.
 Now run the program WinSCP.
 In the host name field enter the IP address of the Drobo.
 Enter root for both the username and password.
 Click on the File protocol drop down and select SCP then click Login.
 You may get a couple of messages, click Yes/OK to continue past them.
 This should open an explorer like window with your local hard drive on the left and the Drobo mount points on the right.
 Double click on DroboFS then the Shares folder and in here you should see the shares that the Drobo contains.
 Next move or remove files from the shares using the WinSCP program.
 We need to get at least 5% free space on the volume before going back to the production firmware.
 Let me know if you have any questions.
 Lee G.
 Drobo - Tier 3 Support Engineer
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