I have a Windows2000 Server that does our network backups to an internal tape changer using Backup Exec for Windows Server (BEWS).
I have just upgraded from tape to a NAS drive.
While the simple answer is to connect the NAS to the NW switch, I was hoping I could connect it to the 2nd NIC in the server. My thinking is it may isolate the NAS from other NW users snooping & possibly work better.
My problem is that the server can't see the devices on both NICs, therefore BEWS can't see them either. Workgroup viewing seems to default only to the NIC with the NAS. I have to disable that NIC to see the NW hosts on the other NIC. The 2 NICs are just different IPs on the same subnet.
Is ther a simple solution or do I need to move the NAS NW connection to the switch?