First, thanks for providing support on this forum and eliminating some of the speculation that occurs when users-only provide answers. Below is a section from the B&R 12 Home manual but it exists in other versions and products as well. This section contains a set of options that will be taken into account during backup/restore operations: Control archive integrity. Mark the checkbox to guarantee that all backup images created with the program are 100 percent flawless. If you decided not to control the archive integrity, the backup operation would take about 3-5% less time. I would like to know if the statement concerning guaranteeing the images created are flawless is really true or is it misleading. My understanding is: it allows checksums or other controls to be inserted into the image when it is created. If the integrity of the image is not checked by Verifying after creation then it does nothing for guaranteeing the image is flawless. If this is correct then the statement is seriously misleading because doing a restore or verifying before using an image to do a restore is not the time you want to find out it has an error. If the image does need verifying as I suspect, why isn't it available as a "verify after creating" command that can be set via a checkbox in the image creation process? Thanks for your help.