Hi all, Does anybody know if Acronis supports multicasting of images? Also, the creation of images seems to take very long. I had an image of 2G and it took 2 hours to create the image to a shared drive. It's not a network issue because I'm on an isolated local 100MB test LAN. It performs 2 stages during the process i.e. there are 2 status bars on the DOS prompt that appear after the completion of the image creation. For the 2G image at the highest compression of 9, it took 2 hours to create a disk image. What is it actually performing during the first and second stages? And is there any other way to create the image faster? The command line I used was: TrueImageDOSCmd.exe /create /harddisk:1 /compression:9 /filename:z:\Image1.tib Restoring (Deploy) images is faster but still slow compared to some other technologies. Image restoration seems to go through 3 stages: Restoring partition, Restoring partition, Restoring partition structure. The second stage takes about 98% of the time. Why does it say "Restoring partition" twice? Is this because I have 2 partitions on the image? What is actually happening during these 3 stages and is there anyway to restore the image faster? Does Acronis format the drive before it lays it down? The command line I used was: TrueImageDOSCmd.exe /deploy /harddisk:1 /filename:z:\Image1.tib I'm new to Acronis so any help on any of the above questions would be great! Thanks.