Eric seems to have the most knowledge, but if anyone else has an opinion, please chime in! I'm backing up the board database locally. If I back it up on the server it just takes up additional space. The board is still small, but the database is already 36meg. It takes me about 5 minutes to do the backup, but obviously it is going to get bigger and longer. What do the bigger boards out there do that have thousands of members and hundreds of thousands of posts? There is the master database, which is broken up into smaller databases (posts, words, searchindex, members, PM's...) I guess they can be backed up incrementally, but then it becomes a pain in the ass tracking what has and hasn't been backed up on which dates. Eric? Anyone?