> Having just survived a hard drive meltdown, with the loss of some data, > I am > looking for recommendations for backup software.
Check out EMC Retrospect. I use Retrospect Professional. It comes with licenses for itself and two additional clients, and you can buy more licenses very inexpensively. I put the main program on a computer that I use for nothing but backup storage. A client installs on each computer I want to back up. I have it set to automatically backup each computer over the network every night. I can restore individual files or everything, including the OS, when a hard disk fries. It's saved my butt more than once. A lot of people just use the program as a standalone on their sole computer, backing up to CD, DVDs, etc. That's a lot more work, though. Mike Wickham