Just double-checking myself here: Here's my scenario: I want to create a complete, bootable copy of my disk, and then maintain that with differential backups nightly. If possible I'd like to capture multiple backup images for the week in case I want to restore to a day earlier than a hypothetical 'yesterday'. I've run a full backup, and created a differential backup (or do I want incremental.. ) to backup only changed files. This, of course creates two files...one for the full backup, another for the differential. How do I combine these two archives if I need to restore? Should I set it to run a full backup once a week, or are simple differential backups adequate. I'm looking for a setup robust enough that if the computer drops out I can run a complete restore onto a new machine from the archive. Sorry if my explanation or terminology are unclear, I'm a bit of a novice here. I'd appreciate any insight you guys can offer here. -ben h.