Having experimented with drive backups, I ventured onto file backups. I created a task to do a full system copy and verify creating a backup file different than the one I was using with drive back ups. I was astonished to see how slowly this progressed, not to mention it used ALL of the physical memory and was slowing growing the use of the page file. Obviously, if the page file has to be used, then this will be a very inefficient process, so I killed the task. If I create a task to do incremental file backups, can that task work off of a base backup that was created as a drive backup, or must it work off of a base backup that was created using a file backup? I'd like to use full drive backups, but somehow speed up the incremental backups. 95 minutes is just too long for an incremental backup, especially since a full backup takes less than 180 minutes, tho it uses more disk space. What's the best strategy?