Let me make sure I understand consolidation, help me out here. 1 full backup (30 gigs) and 7 incrementials (1 gig) with a limit of 8 backups. Every night after it makes the backup it will look and see if the limit is broken. If it is, it will consolidate the full backup and the oldest incremential into one file. So now instead of 1 full and 8 incrementials I will be back where I started with 1full and 7 inc's. So after the limit is broken every night from then on it will run consolidation unless I delete or move the backup.? Consolidation takes a long, long time. It was so much easier when the secure zone took care of everything.