I am about to purchase PDM 12 and I have scanned the user manual to help me set a backup strategy thereafter. Still, I remain confused about a couple of things that I hope the group can help me to clear these things up. I have installed a new 1TB hard disk in my computer (Disk 1) as a second drive and I have a 1.5TB external drive (disk 2) dedicated for file and folder backups. I thought I would first move all my obvious data folders (pictures, music, docs, etc) from the primary drive (300 Mb disk 0, which is nearly full) to internal drive 1. Internal drive 1 would become the repository where I will save all my date files and folders. Then I would defrag the primary drive (I guess with the Vista defrag tool as PDM 12 apparently does not have one) and then copy all the system and application programs to a backup capsule on internal drive 1 using PDM 12. I guess that I would manually replace this copy of my system once a quarter or so. I would set up PDM 12 to establish a base of the folders I save data to on disk 1 onto on the external drive 2, and set it to automatically save changes to that base every couple of days. Every 6 months, I would copy all the folders again from disk 1 to disk 0 to establish a new base and delete the old base, so I never outgrow my external disk. So my questions are as follows: 1. Am I using the software properly and far as functionality and strategy for use? 2. When I move my data to the internal drive, can I tell Outlook from then on save the PST file to disk 1? 3. When I establish the backup capsule, and copy from my primary disk 0 to it, does PDM just copy the files, or does it copy everything on the disk, thereby requiring a 300 MB folder? 4. If it copies everything, could I build a partition encompassing all the software on disk 0 (say 100Mb) and just put that partition into the capsule? 5. Can I replace the system in the backup capsule periodically as I plan? 6. I figure I would use the backup folder option rather than the sectors option. When I backup from internal disk 1 to the external drive 2 using the backup folder option, does PDM use the differential scheme or the incremental scheme? I was told that the non-pro version only does differential, and I guess that would be OK. 7. If I have the recovery disk made by PDM, would I restore the primary drive from the capsule if it crashed? Should the internal disk crash, I would use PDM to restore the folders onto it or the replacement from the external drive. I know that this is a lot of help to ask for, but I am very concerned about backing up properly and can’t get myself to purchase the software until I know how I will use it. Your information would be greatly appreciated.