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Can we specifiy which network card to use for SQL 2000 log shipping if the server has more than one card installed

We have two identical SQL 2000 servers which both have two network cards installed.

One of the cards in each server is used to connect to our local LAN for client connection and the other two cards have been connected directly to each other.

We have configured log shipping which seems to be working fine, however the log shipping traffic is going via the card which is connected to our LAN.

Is there a way of forcing log shipping traffic to go via the private network setup between the two servers. i.e. network card to network card.

Any help would be much appreciated.
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gabesoSolution ArchitectCommented:
You need to establish that traffic between Server A and Server B goes through that interface

something like:
route add A.A.A.A mask B.B.B.B METRIC 3 IF 2

where the A.A.A.A and B.B.B.B are IP addresses on the same subnet and the mask is correct for the subnet.

Also METRIC X means to pick an X less than the metric for the route in general for the A.A.A.A network! (try 3)

and the IF 2 means the interface number (try 2)

try: "route print" to get a dump of interfaces and routes and show me what they are!
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