Backup NIC priority server connecting over wrong NIC to backup server
Posted on 2009-02-22
I am trying to ensure a backup product uses the second NIC on a windows server std 2003 SP2 server at the moment although the metrics are set to automatic and the backup server is only 1 hop away over the second NIC (the over the primary NIC the backup server is 2 hops away) the server still connects to the backup server over the primary NIC and I have reset the bindings to put the secondary at the top of the list.
NIC 1 has an IP Addr, subent mask and default GW defined
NIC 2 has an IP Addr, subent mask defined
Both NICs are onboard, same type and same speed 1GB (and connected) both can reach the backup server (I disabled the NICs and then pinged and tracert'ed the target Backup server). But with both NICs enabled I still get the primary NIC moving all the data to the backup server.
I have flushed the DNS cache.