babac has been kind enough to post on quite a few occasions (here, here and here just for starters) a solution for a post command .bat file to get Vista/XP to shut down after a backup+validation is complete. This solution got round a bug that meant that TI would shutdown after the backup with a post command, but before the validation started. After a search it seems that this bug has been around for TI9 onwards with more than a few posts from Support along the lines of "This is the known issue that the post commands are being run before the validation. Our development team is working with his discrepancy. This will be fixed in one of the next build." etc, etc. So since v2009 (for the first time in "What's new to v2009") allows a task to automatically shutdown after backup or restoration .......... has anyone found this bug to be fixed? If it is, I won't need to get the calculator out to work out the number of seconds for each sweet-darling .bat file. Thanks for your time. And thanks to babac for his solution.