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