I've been searching for a decent backup utility for quite some time and have not had luck. At first, I wanted to just back up select files and found some good suggestions in this forum. Recently, I realized with all the customizations I've made to my OS, I really need to image my drive. That's where I've run into issues. I'll list what I want (it's simple, I think), and if anyone can suggest anything, please do. I want to take an image of my hard drive and then set the program to run a scheduler so that it creates either a differential or incremental backup every week for a month. After one month, I want the original image to be overwritten with a new one, and then the cycle to start again (a month of differential or incremental backups). Someone please correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought an image would be a master copy and then running a diff/inc. would just update the master copy with changes made since that backup. I might be wrong, because I'm not the most experienced with running backup software. I've tried Acronis in the recent past and I didn't like it. I received too many errors and am convinced it's not right for me. I'm sure it's good for some people, but for me, it was just too frustrating. I have paragon right now and it offers differential, however every differential that runs, creates a full image. It makes no sense to me. I know my way around a computer well, but again, I'm not the most experienced with backup software, so am I missing something? Can anyone help with the Paragon problem or suggest a new software backup package that can do what I requested above, with very little maintenance (i.e. just set it up and let it run it's cycle indefinitely). Thanks!