I´ve been on a hardware spree and my main workstations are now thus:
- SGI Octane Dual 195 MHz, SI, 6.5.17m
- Intergraph Zx10, Dual 866 MHz, WC5110, Win2k
- Amiga 4000T, Single 50 MHz, PicassoIV, OS3.9
I´m planning on getting a FibreChannel Array (Xyratex), which is internally SCSI (12 drives) and externally FC. This I would probably hook up to the Zx10, for lack of driver support on the other machines. It´s a JBOD, no money for a RAID FC HBA yet (800$ is the cheapest I found).
My question is, regarding the filesystem to use. Most probably the whole thing will be formatted NTFS, to be accessible under Win2k. For the Octane and Miggy I can mount the whole thing as a SMB share, via 100 Mbps RJ45, but what about file attributes?
That´s my main concern when it comes to UNIX and Amiga files, the attributes for access control, archive bits etc. Win just doesn´t have them in that sense, and of course, if I just put data there, I can always limit access to certain users, but if I ever need real attributes set, how can they be preserved on a SMB share?
Thanks a million.