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

-v, --verbose

verbosity, a bit-field to trigger increased output as needed, mostly for debugging. 1 - General, 2 - Hardware Dialog, 4 - Initiation, 8 - DMP layer, 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.

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 print.

fwcheck query for updates to firmware for the given Drobo

fwload 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


show device files for all Drobos found.

name <newname>

Set the name of the Drobo to the given value ( only firmware > 1.3.0 supports this command )

settime sync Drobo's clock to UTC

setlunsize Set the size of LUNS on device. Arguments:

<sz> integer number of TiB to set the lunsize to

<confirmation> Specify 'PleaseEraseMyData' if you really mean it

Note: After execution, Drobo reboots, wait a few minutes before accessing again


shutdown drobo (DRI calls this 'standby')


report how is the Drobo doing

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


This manual page was written by Chris AtLee <[email protected]> for the Debian project (but may be used by others).