All I want to do is to have the following... 1. Weekly FULL backup. 2. Daily INCREMENTAL backup. 3. Auto deletion of oldest backups when disk is full. I know Vlad has given instructions elsewhere on how we might get Acronis Home Image 2009, CD version to automatically delete previous backups...but I'm afraid it doesn't work here!! In the step-by-step instructions on this version you cannot set the number of backups before consolidation to less than "1". Following Vlad's instructions, here's the sequence of settings I have in creating a new backup... (Required Steps) 1. Create new backup task. 2. Data type - My Computer. (next) 3. Source selection - partitions to back up. (next) 4. Target Archive - Create new backup archive. (next) 5. Options - Scheduling (next) 6. Backup method - Incremental (recommended) next 7. Files to exclude - have left untouched (next) 8. Backup options - these settings are not relevant to problem (next) 9. Automatic Consolidation - I cannot set backups to "0" as suggested. It's not much to ask, is it? grovesey.