I have two servers, lets call one Sql01 and one collect01. These two servers are plugged into the same HP switch. Just yesterday I noticed that when these two servers sync their sql databases that the traffic goes through the whole lan across 5 or more different switches. The Network switches have been up for over 100 days so they should know where to pass the packets. They sync up every morning and my monitoring tools (monitoring internet usages) bumps up to about 20 mbit per second for almost an hour. I also notice other traffic going from server to server or computer to server pass through my Internet switch port, although its not as noticable
Please let me know what could be configured wrong in my office lan.