Firmware update for Drobo FS repairs Time Machine support

The release of  Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) made it difficult, if not impossible, to use a Drobo FS as a backup destination for Time Machine. The forums were full of frustrated users that had bought the Drobo FS in the believe that the marketing was actually true. Drobo released a firmware update (2.1) but this did not work for me and many others users. I already suspected that Drobo had given up supporting the Drobo FS, but today I noticed that a new firmware (2.1.1) appeared. I updated both the firmware and the desktop client and this fixed the problem. After six months of having to use an external hard drive for my backups, I was finally able to use the Drobo FS again for what I intended it to be.

But I am still disappointment by the lack of updates for Firefly and Fuppes. Both apps do sound very nice, but they are so outdated that they do not play nice with the latest release of iTunes or other media streaming clients. Again, the Drobo marketing does not live up to reality.

How to create multiple folders with AppleScript

For a project I needed create 5000 folders. Needless to say that I certainly did not want to do this manually. After searching on Google I combined two AppleScripts. This new script creates multiple folders in the front window.

tell application “Finder” to set the this_folder ¬
to (folder of the front window) as alias
on error — no open folder windows
set the this_folder to path to desktop folder as alias
end try
repeat with i from 1 to 100
tell application “Finder”
make new folder at this_folder with properties {name:”xyz” & i}
end tell
end repeat