Rerouting online backup traffic

Lufaa
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Hi there,

I have the following setup. One server 2008 r2 with data and exchange2010. I use an online backup client to backup the data and exchange. Because backup using wan1 was to slow to keep up to date with all data changes for one day without using the complete bandwith available I ordered another wan2 from another provider. This wan2 is only needed and used for the online backup.

I have a draytek 2820 router with dual wan and all is working but both wan's interfering with each other making my mail not working and server unreachable.

Is there a way to have the online backup traffic running via wan2 and all other traffic (internet, mail, everything) via wan1.

Please advice.

Kind regards,
Bram
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have a look on this YouTube link and see if it is any help, they try to do the reverse of what you need but the principal should be the same

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufV5GQ69UIM
Erik BjersPrincipal Systems Administrator

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Hello Luffa,

If you know or can find out the IP address(es) used by your online backup provider then you can add routes to your router that will direct traffic destine for the online backup through the second WAN.

I can not say if this can be done on your router or not as I have never used a draytek.

eb

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I'm the hoster of the backupsolution myself so yes, I know the ipaddress ;-)
But you have to do this via "route add" right? Or is there another way?

BR
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Erik BjersPrincipal Systems Administrator

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Yes via route add, if you are doing this on multiple computers you can do it via a startup script and maybe even by group policy, though I have never looked into adding routes with group policy.

eb

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I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

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Hello, did you try the solution I provided?  If the solution did not work you should say so instead of deleting the question.  Please give the experts a chance to reply with other options.

If you need to route traffic to a specific destination based on the destination IP address the route add command in Windows should take care of it.

route add xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx MASK yyy.yyy.yyy.yyy zzz.zzz.zzz.zzz METRIC 1 -p

xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx = IP address of your backup server
yyy.yyy,yyy.yyy = subnet mask, likely 255.255.255.255 if you are using the IP of the backup device
zzz.zzz.zzz.zzz = gateway, this is the internal IP of the router connecting to your second ISP

You can read more on adding static routes to Windows at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc757323%28v=ws.10%29.aspx

If both ISPs are connected to the same perimeter device you should be able to create the route on that device instead of on the computer or computers.  The process for this depends on the type of perimeter device you have.
Erik BjersPrincipal Systems Administrator

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Why the B grade?  Was more information needed?

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