Seperate Network for Backukps not working
Posted on 2007-03-23
I am trying to create a simple backup network for backing up my servers. My backup server has Windows Server 2003 R2 with Backup Exec 11D. My NAS server is running Windows Server 2003. I have multiple network cards in both my backup server and my NAS server which are the only two I have connected on the Backup network. My hardware for the backup network is a simple NetGear Gigabit switch. I have configured the NIC's on the backup network for 192.168.13.X and a 255.255.255.0 subnet mask with no gateway, no dns and no wins servers. Of course, their other NIC is attached to the production network with all these settings. I have added the routes on each server to the host and lmhost file for each server. I can ping by name two each server and it resolves my 192 addresses. However, when I try to browse to a network share on the NAS from the backup server I get an error no network provider is available. Also when I try to backup the NAS with Backup Exec ( I tell it which card and subnet to use) I get a communication error.
This seems like a simple concept but I am obviously missing something. Sorry for the long description but as you see I have already spent some time on this.