How to RSYNC from eth1 on PDC-SRV to eth1 on BDC-SRV?

Travis L. Bean maillists at
Wed Mar 31 03:53:07 GMT 2004

I currently have my /home directory kept in sync between my primary and 
backup domain controllers by using rsync --archive --checksum --update 
--delete pdc-srv:/home/ bdc-srv:/home/.  I noticed that when this 
command is invoked, it tends to suck up the available bandwith to eth0 
during the duration that the pdc is sending a large amount of data 
packets to the bdc.  So what I would like to do is install a second 
1000BASE-T network adapter on both the pdc and bdc and link them 
together with a crossover cable.  Then when I invoke rsync, the data 
stream would only travel from eth1 on the pdc to eth1 on the bdc and not 
take up bandwidth on eth0.  Is this possible?   I have already spent 
hours on searching, and I have not found an answer.  I am not 
highly-skilled at setting up advanced routing, so I am not sure how to 
accomplish this task and do not know if it is even possible.  Any help 
and advice would be greatly appreciated. 

Travis L. Bean
Systems Administrator
Bio-Logic Aqua Technologies
Grants Pass, OR - United States

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