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Separate backup network between servers

Discussion in 'Networking' started by eraoma, Jan 27, 2005.

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  1. eraoma

    eraoma Thread Starter

    Mar 30, 2003
    I want to set up a simple backup network between my two file servers using only a crossover cable and two additional NIC's.

    Both servers (win2003 server) also acts as DC's and DNS/DHCP servers for all other PC's connected to the network through a switch.

    I want to be able to backup data between the servers without disturbing the other PC's in the network.

    How do I configure the additional NIC's to be able to do this? I have tried a lot, and have come this far:
    - They need to have fixed IP's
    - No gateway
    - No DNS servers
    - No registration in DNS
    - The metric needs to be set manually

    But it doesn't work.......
    - Do I need to set the binding? How?
    - Do I need to use netbeui for the backup network? How?
    - How do I get one server to backup to a disk on the other server over the "backup network" while at the same time being able to see the other computers through the switch?

    :confused: :confused:
  2. Mithrilhall


    Mar 28, 2001
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