First of all, thanks to all who have replied to my post! I'm attempting to combine all replies in this one e-mail.
A couple people mentioned alternate backup methods. One was to do a uvbackup and run Backup Exec and the other was to backup remotely. Since IBM does not want Backup Exec to exist on my server, the remote backup might be a solution. IBM suggested this but that presents some bridges that I don't want to cross if I don't have to. After reading Dennis' post I'm counting my blessing that my server is not crashing. I am losing some RF users, however, and I have been wondering if that problem was somehow related. For now, I have put a logout program in place to resolve the dead user the next time the RF user logs on. We did have a crash problem when on NT 4.0. Vmark (I think...or maybe Ardent) had us remove ArcServe and use NTBackup and that resolved the problem. Dennis also mentioned a registry tweak. I'm guessing that possibly this is contained in the tech tip that Steve posted. My tech support is through Epicor so I will press them a little more on whether/how this tip applies to Win2K. Mark mentioned that we should use an OFM (open file manager) with Backup Exec. We use the "Advanced Open File Option" which is a companion product for Backup Exec. Wol (Anthony?) asked if I'm backing up the UV account. I am not. I'm just backing up user accounts and some additional shared databases that exist on the same drive. The whole backup takes less than 45 minutes as compared to about 6 hours on my old server. I appreciate all the help everyone has offered. I now have some new avenues to explore! Thank you! Gwen Buck -- u2-users mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://www.oliver.com/mailman/listinfo/u2-users