My apologies if you misunderstood my intent. I wasn't questioning your method and I didn't intend to imply that you were advocating changing my method. I intended to welcome your thoughts in regard to there being more than one way to accomplish your backups. When I said " Experimentation is many times what allows us to help each other out in these forums" I was defering to the advice you offered and wanted to make the point that if not for individuals like yourself who have tried, proven and shared your methods with us all, this forum would not be the gold mine of valuable information that it is. In short, thank you and everyone else who have taken the time to help thier fellow Afterdawners.