How data transfer between mirrored computers
Posted on 2010-11-15
I have 2 windows server 2008 r2 machines, one is a mirror of the other (so much so as I setup raid disk mirroring to produce the imaged machine).
Both are setup with the same static ipaddress and computer names. This this done for redundantcy. The idea is that if one fails just move the network cable from the production machine to the standby machine.
I would like to transfer data between the 2 machine but because they cannot be connected to the network because they have the same computer name and ipaddress I can not do this.
Under Server 2003 it all worked via a usb data transfer cable but server 2008 r2 does not support this.
I was thinking if i put a second network card in each machine and connect these card via a cross-over cable, I may be able to data tranfer via network card mac address and isolate the machines ip address by not binding tcpip to the second network cards, but i have no idea how to achive the data transport via this method.
My ideal solution would be to write some delphi code to achive this but I don't know what dephi components would be required.