Right now, I don't have incremental backups scheduled, nor do I use Secure Zone (SZ)--I've read of user issues when using SZ, thus my reluctance to employ that. I simply create images at least once/week--they are stored in a partition set aside especially for that purpose on my external HD--nothing else is stored there. I typically keep the 4 previous images. I've already restored images stored in this way w/ no issues. Anyway, the meat of my question: is there any reason I cannot use part of that same partition space (I've assigned drive letter "I:"--for "image") for using SZ? What I envision is simply saving an image in SZ, then scheduling incremental backups to append to that "original" stored image. However, I would also like to maintain my current schedule of at least weekly full image backups stored OUTSIDE of SZ. I'm hesitant to have only the SZ image as my backup. It would probably be unnecessary to do both, but, the SZ issues I've seen & heard of make me hesitant to rely only on that stored image. Is there any reason I can't do it this way? If I can do it this way, next step is to learn how to use incremental backup.