drobom man page

drobom — CLI for managing data robotics (drobo) storage units


drobom [ options ] <command> [ arguments... ]


options is one of

-c, --command
the command to execute.
-d, --device
the device to operate on (default searches all devices and picks first one found.)
-h, --help
print a usage message
-n, --no
answer all questions no (generally does not do any damage)
-s, --string <string>
sometimes new models are not recognized by drobom. See documentation.
-v, --verbose
verbosity, a bit-field to trigger increased output as needed, mostly for debugging. 1 - General, 2 - Hardware Dialog, 4 - Initiation, 8 - Raw returns, 16- Detection 64 will print everything... (default: 0, as terse as possible.) 128 enables simulation mode (for testing when no Drobo is available. Dangerous!)
-V, --version
print the version id.
-y, --yes
answer all questions yes (generally overwrites stuff)

command is one of

identify the drobo by making the lights blink
dump diagnostics file into /tmp directory
diagprint <diagdumpfile>
print diagnostics file to standard output

<diagdumpfile> the diagnostic dump file to read.
fwcheck query drobo.com for updates to firmware for the given Drobo
fwload <fwimage>
load a specific firmware for the given Drobo. Arguments:

<fwimage> the firmware file to load.
upgrade the firmware to the latest and greatest, recommended by DRI
print this text
info <toprint>
print information on a Drobo. The <toprint> argument is a comma separated list of the values below (default is to print all of them): config, capacity, protocol, settings, slots, firmware, status, options, luns, scsi
show device files for all Drobos found.
set <options> <value>
set firmware options, such as ipaddress, etc... use 'info settings'
set name <newname>
Set the name of the Drobo to the given value ( only firmware > 1.3.0 supports this command )
set lunsize Set the size of LUNS on device. Arguments:
<sz> integer number of TiB to set the lunsize to

Note: After execution, Drobo reboots, wait a few minutes before accessing again
set time - sets various Drobo's clock to UTC
shutdown drobo (DRI calls this 'standby')
report how is the Drobo doing


raw block device of a drobo (i.e. /dev/sdz) . If not given, assumes all attached drobos.

Start up the graphical user interface.


This manual page was written by Chris AtLee <chris@atlee.ca> for the Debian project (but may be used by others).

Referenced By


October 2009 drobo manager