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useraddict Level 1 (0 points)

I have a Drobo FS and a Macbook Pro connected to my home network.  When I take my MBP outside of my network, it seems it still tries to auto-connect to a share on my Drobo FS and I get the "Connection failed" error pop up. 

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When I select ok, it continuously pops back up every minute or two to the point I have to leave it up and move it to an area on the screen that won't get in the way.  This is very annoying to say the least.  I can also add that this error pops up everytime I boot the MBP up too, even when I am in my home network.  It seems it tries to auto-connect to this share before the Drobo FS is discovered.  Once it is discovered a minute or two later, it connects with no error.

 

I have checked login items and there is nothing on there that is a shortcut or link to anything on the share.  I do store all my iTunes library on this share, but do not have iTunes open when this error pops up.

 

Any idea what might be causing this and a way to fix it?


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • useraddict Level 1 (0 points)

    Can anyone help me please?

  • useraddict Level 1 (0 points)

    Am I posting this in the wrong place?????  Is anyone out there????

  • clintonfrombirmingham Level 7 (30,000 points)

    We're here - it's likely that your question has gone unanswered simply because no one else is having the same problems and don't have any solutions to offer... I know that I don't...

     

    Sorry,

     

    Clinton

  • useraddict Level 1 (0 points)

    I do not mean this with any disrespect nor am I trying to be a jerk, but I find it very hard to believe that someone must be experiencing the very same problem in order to give me any insight or help.  I also find it very hard to believe that no one has ever experienced this or something like it.  So no one has any idea what could be causing this and/or any steps to try to see if it can be resolved?

  • borgeano Level 2 (280 points)

    No need to have had the same issue happen to you to be able to offer assistance, tips, or opinions; I agree

     

    The only reason I can think of why that would be happening is because something is pointing at a file/resource that resides on that shared volume. You've already checked login items, so that's ruled out. How about the sidebar on your regular Finder windows, or your Dock? You can place shortcuts there to folders located on a network volume (or to the network volumes themselves), so check for that as well.

  • useraddict Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for the suggestion borgeano.  I don't have anything that points to the Drobo on my Finder sidebar, and I don't have any shortcuts in my Dock.  I totally agree that this behavior seems like what you suggested (something pointing to something on the Drobo), I just can't find where it is.  Any ideas for other places to look, or how to search for where this may be?

  • borgeano Level 2 (280 points)

    How about an application that's trying to launch from inside of a disk image, disk image that's located in the Drobo?

     

    Also, are you using the Drobo as a target for automated backups (Time Machine or CCC or anything of the sort)?

  • useraddict Level 1 (0 points)

    I can confirm there's no app trying to launch, but I am using the Drobo as a target for an automated Time Machine backup.  I haven't considered that as the possible culprit though, because I have it scheduled to only try and access the target once a day (at 3am) and do the backup.  Do you think it is possible that it's trying to access this target as soon as it starts up and when I leave my network?

  • borgeano Level 2 (280 points)

    It'd be weird if that's the case, but it's worth investigating. Can you just disable the TM backups altogether and see?

  • useraddict Level 1 (0 points)

    Definitely worth a shot.  I will give that a try and report back.  Thanks again!!!

  • useraddict Level 1 (0 points)

    Well, I disabled the backup and, unfortunately, the error still popped up.  Come to think of it, I have a Mac Mini in the same network that also is pointed to an Time Machine backup on the Drobo but I have no problems with it on startup.  So I guess that's not it.  I'm stumped;(

  • useraddict Level 1 (0 points)

    I don't have anything in my Finder sidebar, but I do have a few shortcuts pointing to the Drobo within my home folder (like my Downloads, Movies, Music, and Pictures folders).  Would it make sense for that to be it??

  • borgeano Level 2 (280 points)

    hmm... probably not, unless you have an application that requires one of those linked files to be opened.

     

    Not sure if this is the case, but does the pop up appear also when nothing is running but Finder? If so, open Activity Monitor and start shutting down processes (make sure to not shut down critical system ones, so filter by "My Processes") one by one and see when the error stops.

  • useraddict Level 1 (0 points)

    Well if you refer back to my first post, it pops up even when I'm first booting up the MBP (even within my home network).  Ofcourse nothing is running then except Finder.  The only difference when this happens (as apposed to when it pops up when I take it outside the network) is that when I hit ok, soon after (once the Drobo is discovered), it no longer pops up.

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