How To Create Extra Network Bandwidth For Backup?
Media and Small Enterprises generally uses single or some servers for their IT infrastructure. In these server services like ftp, database, web, enterprise applications exists. These applications have a lot of data those are important for enterprise. Generally this data is very big in size. So backing up them become a time and network bandwidth consuming process. Some times backup application can take the whole bandwidth and other services fails. The bottleneck in this situation is generally bandwidth or bursts in this network usage. There is a practical solution to this situation.
Using two network interface is a way to solve this problem. We can use two network interface card or one network interface card with two ports. Here is Intel PRo/1000 Pt Dual Port Server Adapter . I will work like a charm for Windows and Linux servers.
One interface can be used for management, backup and other related operations and other interface can be used as serving applications, ftp server, database server etc.