I have recently purchased a new server to handle our appraisal software and files. One of the purposes for the purchase is for tape backup, which I did not have on our old server. We plan on using BACKUPEXEC by Symantec/Veritas, as this is the most widely used and user friendly software that I am familiar. BACKUPEXEC software runs Microsoft SQL 2005. Apparently, ALAMODE uses SQL Desktop and it will not read/recognize MS SQL 2005. I was told that the ONLY way to backup WINTOTAL files is to use their VAULT system, or to use the incredibly cumbersome and inefficient MS BACKUP. I refuse to use the vault service as it is not cost effective. MS BACKup is quiet frankly not a feasible option. Needless to say, I am somewhat disappointed that I cannot backup our files the way that I think that I should. Current size of our WINTOTAL files comes to around 58 Gigs. Anyone have any suggestions for our physical backup? Any help is greatly appreciated!