I just tried the new v9 True Image free trial. I currently own v6 and it works just fine. I am unable to get any pre/post command to run. I've tried a c++ program I wrote, and even a simple .bat file with an echo statement, all fail, error code 1 - failed to create pipe. Anyone got any ideas or has anyone got this to work? I wrote a program to find the .tib file and rename it as YYYYMMDD_HHMMSS.tib so when the next scheduled backup runs, it will not overwrite the previous backup file. I want to run this program as POST command after the backup runs. but it fails every time. How do other get around the backup file name not being dynamic? EDIT: after searching, I see others have this problem and it's been around a while. Very disappointing. I just want to be able to schedule a backup and have the resulting filename as YYYYMMDD_HHMMSS.tib so I can keep multiple image files around. Norton Ghost 10 names the files something goofy, but at least every backup gets a different name and it will automaticlly (if configured) delete old archives to keep enough space for the new back. I use True Image v6 now, works as advertized. I just bought Norton Ghost v10 ($20 AR) and am trying the True Image v9 free trial. I don't like any of the new programs.... Just get the POST command working and I'll buy it (actually upgrade from my registered v6).