Ok I used Ghost for years, but have now moved to Acronis. I have purchased the Disk Director Suite and True Image WorkStation V9.1 with the the plugins Acronis recommends. I love to image my hard drives etc...... Now I need to run back ups on my small Win XP Pro file server. After making a complete image backup, I upload it to an FTP server on the net. I then want to make differential back ups and upload those to the net each night. The problem that I see and have read up on is that if I deFragg my drive (Which I do everyday on a schedule), then Acronis see's that change and my diff file is as big or bigger then the original backup itself . This won't work for me, at this rat eI will never get my backs to the net and I would need some un godly amount of space. So after much disappointment, I will only be able to use Acronis for imaging and now need to move to a software based backup solution that allows for encryption, compression, and true diff back ups. Does anyone have a suggestion as to what software would be good for backing up small home servers. I also need to do this for my brother inlaws small business so I want something solid. I saw that Symantec bought BackUP Exec .......... Also note I have BackUp SE but thats not what I really need, I also have Memo but again not a good solution, Win XP backup lacks features that I need so now what.........? Thank for your time!