NOD32 scans every single file, regardless of configured exclusions. This occurs with ntbackup, dixmle, and presumably anyother VSS aware backup How is this acceptable? How am I seemingly the only one that has a problem with this? If I can't backup my server without Antiv virus getting in the way, then I must remove the product and purchase a SERVER CAPABLE product from some one else! Am I wrong in thinking that backups should be excluded from Anti virus scrutiny? Some answers would be much appreciated. Michael.