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Is it possible to use backup exec on a server with dual nics?

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Environment is network one: 192.168.4.x.  Network 2 is 192.168.5.x

Backup Server is located on the 192.1618.4.x network and is the storage location for a number of backup exec 10d jobs on the 4.x network.

I'd like to have a windows 2003 server, on the 5.x network backup to the backup exec server on the 4.x network.  I can't change the IP addressing schemes on either of the machines, and the backup destination needs to remain in the 4.x network.

I was thinking about just installing another nic in the server (source) on the 5.x network and giving it a 4.x address...and connecting it to the other network.

Would this work...and whats your thoughts on how to get the backup exec job to run on the 5.x server but place its backup to disk files on the 4.x storage destination.
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Yes,
Setting default backup network and security options
You can specify a network to be used as the default for every Backup Exec job. Before
configuring the feature, test for network connectivity between the media server and the
remote computers.
Note The remote computers that you want to back up must have the most current
version of Backup Exec Remote Agent installed.
To set the default backup network and security options
1. On the Tools menu, click Options.
2. On the Properties pane, under Job Defaults, click Network and Security.
3. Select the appropriate options as follows:
Enable selection of user
shares
Select this option to enable selection of Windows user shares.

Enable remote agent TCP
dynamic port range
Select this option if you want to allow remote agents to use a
range of ports for communications, and then enter the port
range. If the first port that Backup Exec attempts to use is not
available, communications will be attempted through one of the
other ports in the range. If none of the ports in the range are
available, Backup Exec will use any available dynamic port.
Default port ranges are 1025 to 65535. Symantec recommends
using a range of 25 allocated ports for the remote systems if
using Backup Exec with a firewall (see “Using Backup Exec with
firewalls” on page 405).
Interface Select the name of the network interface card that connects the
media server to the network you want to use for the backup
network. The list includes all available network interface cards
on the media server.
Interface details Displays the Media Access Control (MAC) address, Adapter type,
Description, IP addresses, and subnet prefixes of the network
interface you selected for the backup network.
Protocol Select the protocol you want to use. The options are:
â—† Use any available protocol
â—† Use IPv4
â—† Use IPv6
Subnet Displays the 32-bit number that determines the subnet to which
the network interface card belongs.
Allow use of any available
network interface, subnet,
or protocol for remote
agents not bound to the
above network interface,
subnet, or protocol
If a remote system that you selected for backup or restore is not
part of the specified backup network, select this check box to
ensure that the data from the remote system is backed up or
restored over any available network.
If you do not select this check box and you selected data from a
remote system that is not part of the specified backup network,
the job fails because Backup Exec cannot back up or restore the
data from the remote system
Changing the backup network for a job
When you set up a default network, Backup Exec uses it automatically for every backup
and restore job. However, when you are setting up a new backup job, you can change the
backup network for that job. When you change the backup network for a job, you also can
set that backup network as the new default backup network for all future backup jobs.
To change the backup network for a job
1. On the navigation bar, click the arrow next to Backup.
2. Click New Backup Job.
3. Set up the backup job as usual by selecting data and setting General and Advanced
options (see “Creating a backup job by setting job properties” on page 349).
4. On the Properties pane, under Settings, click Network and Security.
5. Select the appropriate options as follows:
6. Complete the backup job as normal.
Related Topics:
“Specifying backup networks” on page 398
“Setting default backup network and security options” on page 400
Network Interface Select the name of the network interface card that connects the
media server to the network you want to use for the backup
network for this backup job. The list includes all available network
interfaces on the media server.
If you are using the Central Admin Server Option (CASO), select the
Use the default network interface for the managed media server
option if you want CASO delegated backup jobs to be processed
using the network interface card configured as the default in the
managed media server.
Subnet Displays the 32-bit number that determines the subnet to which
the network interface card belongs.
Protocol Select the protocol you want to use. The options are:
â—† Use any available protocol
â—† Use IPv4
â—† Use IPv6
Allow use of any
available network
interface, subnet, or
protocol for remote
agents not bound to the
above network interface,
subnet, or protocol
If a remote system that you selected for backup is not part of the
specified backup network, select this check box to ensure that the
data from the remote system is backed up over any available
network.
If you do not select this check box and you selected data from a
remote system that is not part of the specified backup network, the
job fails because Backup Exec cannot back up the data from the
remote system.
Interface details Displays the Media Access Control (MAC) address, Adapter type,
Description, IP addresses, and subnet prefixes of the network
interface you selected for the backup network.
Encryption key Select the encryption key you want to use.
Manage keys Click Manage keys to create a new encryption key, delete an
encryption key, or set an encryption key as the default.


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Great comments, thanks.  I guess I should have been a little less specific...and perhaps this needs to be in the networking area.  

The real issue is whether I can install 2 Nic's (each on different networks) and have them first function at all, and secondly if they will work correctly with backup exec.

Thoughts?
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