AEBS and Drobo

Now that all of my media is loaded onto the Drobo, it's taken its place in our coat closet connected to the Airport Extreme Base Station. Now the Drobo storage is accessible over our home network to all of the computers in the house.

  • Steve Burt 6y

    This is most impressive; combined with the the TruCrypted MyBook you've got a first rate setup.
  • Marsha Wilson 6y

    hmmmm....and your mom can't even get the updates to install on the old pc. I'm pretty sure that there's no genetic link for this sort of thing. Actually, I'm pretty sure it's a disease of some kind.
  • Marsha Wilson 6y

    Oh, by the way, I think the disease comes from staying up too late at night.
  • David Hall 5y

    Are you able to use Drobo Dashboard considering the item is NOT hooked up directly to a Windows/Mac machine? I hear that if you hook it up to a router/AEBS, you can only use Drobo as a storage device, you can't access the software that it uses...
  • Tim Wilson 5y

    You can't use Drobo Dashboard if your Drobo is connected remotely.
  • David Hall 5y

    So do you just use it as a "regular" HDD since you have it hooked up to your AEBS?
  • Tim Wilson 5y

    Right. The AEBS presents the Drobo as a generic network accessible storage device.
  • David Hall 5y

    Everything still works as intended via the Drobo hardware lights, right? Is anything not functioning? I have a WNDR3700 from Netgear that has ReadyShare (very similar functionality to the AEBS) and I'm thinking about doing what you've done.
  • Tim Wilson 5y

    The Drobo lights all work perfectly in this config.
  • David Hall 5y

    I'm going to run this configuration... How does your Mac run with it not being attached, anything weird? And TM backups?
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