OK, I need some assistance here. I've got some issues with TI 9.1 I need to get resolved or I will have to switch back to Backup Exec. A good backup system should be the LAST thing you have to worry about working correctly. Currently I have three concerns that are driving me to make this post: 1. Backup speed. I have 4 physical servers, one of which hosts several VMWare images running TI 9.1 as well that all backup to a separate media server with Firewire external drives for storage media. All machines on the network are using dual bonded gigabit network cards in Link Aggregation mode with a Catalyst 2960G switch on the backbone. The average backup time for 50Gigs is a shade over 8 hours with this setup. That seems rather slow. Some servers are faster than others, taking only a couple of hours to backup 100Gigs but some take over 24 hours to do the same. All Acronis machines are Windows 2003 R2 running the latest TI build. 2. Every single day I get the following error from RANDOM computers in the backup group: Code: Event Type: Error Event Source: Acronis True Image Server Event Category: (4) Event ID: 3 Date: 8/16/2007 Time: 12:38:19 AM User: N/A Computer: CSN-PDC Description: The description for Event ID ( 3 ) in Source ( Acronis True Image Server ) cannot be found. The local computer may not have the necessary registry information or message DLL files to display messages from a remote computer. You may be able to use the /AUXSOURCE= flag to retrieve this description; see Help and Support for details. The following information is part of the event: Error writing the file. (0x40003) function = "FlushFileBuffers" Tag = 0x7CEB2CDC9FB12028 The specified network name is no longer available. (0xFFF0) code = FFFFFFFF80070040 Tag = 0xBD28FDBD64EDB816. Not the same computer every day... this error message is totally random as far as which server kicked it off. 3. I also get this message EVERY DAY from different servers that do NOT send out the previous error: Code: Event Type: Error Event Source: Acronis True Image Server Event Category: (7) Event ID: 4 Date: 8/16/2007 Time: 1:44:47 AM User: N/A Computer: EXCHANGE01 Description: The description for Event ID ( 4 ) in Source ( Acronis True Image Server ) cannot be found. The local computer may not have the necessary registry information or message DLL files to display messages from a remote computer. You may be able to use the /AUXSOURCE= flag to retrieve this description; see Help and Support for details. The following information is part of the event: Network disconnected. : None. I have not had a PERFECT backup of all servers since I was using Backup Exec a few months ago. The powers that be wanted me to try Acronis and give them my thoughts, but from a Disaster Recovery Team Leader's viewpoint - it's impossible to feel warm and fuzzy about my data with these continuing errors. I have searched high and low regarding these errors, found a few hits on here regarding the network disconnected errors, applied the suggested fixes and NO DICE. One more thing... is there any way to install Acronis or update it without having to restart the machine? We run a 24x7 shop and having to restart servers when applying a patch is overkill. Unless Acronis updates the core OS or installs a boot time driver, a restart shouldn't be necessary. Sorry for the rant, but I need assistance or Acronis is headed for the dumpster.