Can I specify which network card a server should use when it is backed up by Veritas?
Posted on 2006-04-12
I'm backing up a server that has two network cards, one is fast Ethernet (100 Mb) and the other is Token Ring (16 Mb). I installed a Remote Agent from my Backup Exec server and added a new backup job last night. The new server job took almost four hours to backup 5 Gb of data (25-26MB/sec). All other jobs on 5 different servers ran at 119-120 MB/sec.
Is my Backup Exec communicating with the remote server over the Token Ring card? Is this why it's so slow? I can't get rid of Token Ring, because that box is important to the remaining TR network. How can I make sure that Backup Exec traffic travels only in/out the Ethernet card?
On the Backup Exec server, when I ping the remote box by name it resolves to the IP address on the Ethernet card.