Hello All, we are having MySQL 5.0 using Innodb engine. Database size is about 2GB running on Windows 2000 server. We would like to find how best to use the Acronis True Image to backup the database on the 6hourly and daily basis. Here are some questions: Q1. We was told to use NET STOP MYSQL and NET START MYSQL and input into the before/after data capture commands. Can we use FLUSH TABLES WITH READ LOCK/UNLOCK TABLES instead? Q2. What is the duration of interruption the user will face with NET STOP/NET START? What is the duration of interruption the user will face with FLUSH TABLE? Q3. What other precaution we need to take beside backup all those binary logs? Thank you. Raymond.