I would suggest that if you are using XP you might like to have a look at its backup facility. Found at start/all programs/accessories/system tools. This gives you the option of what, where and also when you want to backup. Q1 certainly if your database fits onto a floppy. Q2 I think it would depend on the utility you use. One thing I would consider is that you don't rely on 1 floppy, either make a number or perhaps have a set that you rotate, eg Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday etc. Hope this helps.