I am trialling TI 9 Workstation as I wish to put full images/clones of my Laptop plus 3 othe PC'c (on LAN) onto a LaCie 250GB USB HDD, for disaster recovery. I thought that if a HD 'died' and a new HD installed, it would be reasonably simple to attach the USB HD and 'spit' everything back on fairly quickly? Do I need to make the Clone/Backup bootable in some way? I have partitioned the USB HD into 4 primary NTFS partitions. Does it matter that my Laptop (100GB HD) has a 'PQ Service' partition of 2.44Gb FAT 32, a Primary C: partition of 45GB (ish) NTFS and a D: partition 45Gb (ish) FAT 32? I started by doing a full backup of my laptop which took about 90 minutes, said it was successful and took about 25Gb of space. I then tried to do the same for another of the PC's but it seems to only offer my laptop/USB drives as the sources. How do I tell it to backup from another PC. Also, does every part of the other PC's need to be 'shared'? If so, does that have to be done drive by drive or is there a way to share the entire PC? I have read a thread by Abraxus and am now rather more confused than I was. It seems that the suggestion is to Clone rather than Backup and also to test the Clone. How do I do that with a laptop and a USB HD?? Sorry for so many questions, I had hoped this would not only be good safety but reasonably straightforward!