I read that the restore boot disc can use a version of CIFS to connect to backups located on a network share. However, that was for the Windows client. I am a potential customer and would be grateful if someone happens to know: Does the "Echo" version for Linux create a smiliar bootable disk capable of accessing CIFS resources? Is the connection directed by a GUI, or is manual SMB syntax required? Does the GUI and/or connection support user + password authentication for SMB shares connected by CIFS? Is it possible to include the authentication in a secure "credentials" file on the rescue disk, such as is possible with a CIFS mount? ... In other words, is Echo smart enough to include this option when making the rescue media? Mostly I just want to confirm that the Linux version behaves like the Windows version. Thanks very much PS The free demo works for RHEL 5 Desktop Workstation, even though it's not listed in the compatibility list. Could be the older kernel we used, however.