Article Id: AA-01707 Last updated date: 04-11-2017
This Knowledge Base article will guide you through the steps in order to migrate a disk-pack from one Drobo to another. While migrations between Drobo's of the same family are supported, it is important that these guidelines are followed. Read our web page entitled Drobo Migration to see which Drobo disk packs can be migrated to other Drobo products.
Important! In order to safely migrate a Drobo disk-pack onto another Drobo, the following criteria must be met:
How to move a diskpack?
If you do not see your desired migration path listed above, the only way to "migrate" your data is to use your computer. In other words, you must have both devices connected to your computer and simply copy the data from one Drobo device to the other. Please see http://www.drobo.com/support/resource-center/migration/ for more information.
Drobo 1st Gen and 2nd Gen! The following applies to users that own a Drobo 1st or 2nd Generation and are wanting to migrate their disk-pack onto the Drobo 3rd Generation, migration to the Drobo 5D3 is not supported.
*If you have been upgrading your 1st generation Drobo all along, you might not be aware of what the firmware version was when you first created the disk pack. Unfortunately, there is no full-proof way of determining this. However, if you recall that the largest volume size allowed was 2TB (i. e., 4TB, 8TB and 16TB were not available) AND you were running Windows Vista or OS X, then there is a good chance that you will not be able to migrate the disk pack. You can, however, copy the data to other media, add the drives from your 1st generation Drobo to your new Drobo storage device and then copy the data back to your newer Drobo. This will at least allow you to use the hard drives accordingly.
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