This is my first shot at using Acronis to backup a Linux partition. I've been using for Windows XP for years. I'm using Acronis 9. My Linux machine is an Ubuntu 8.04 machine with Linux as the only OS. It has a single physical internal hard drive partitioned to use the whole drive. As Linux usually does, it also has a special swap partition. It's an ext3 partition on this drive. There’s also a 120 gig external hard drive with an ext3 partition. I booted to my bootable Acronis CD and started running the backup program, using simple settings (normal compression, and splitting the files into 4.7 gig increments). It started, but then told me it could not read the drive. Is it because of ext3? Can Acronis 9 read ext3? Will later versions read an ext3 drive? Should I be using a bootable CD or would I be better off with some kind of Linux-based Acronis utility that installs under Linux? I’ve been reluctant to upgrade because I have many, many backups of my Windows XP machine done in Acronis 9.