|In sql server 2000 that was the MS recommended way for a backend sql server. We ran that way for years at Hyundai|
Funny you should mention exactly that. I remember years back setting up a clients SQL server like that in order to get it work properly.
Where I'm working presently, we have separate VLAN's (with separate subnets) for server management and backup, aside from the subnet/VLAN they reside on so as to allow everyone to reach them for services/data purposes.
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How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
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