This worked. I conpressed a bunch of this little critters and reclaimed abut 3 GB of space; enough to get the backup run. After that I had 75 GB left. Spam and virus activity is eating us up but we have a filter going to ease up some of that. Thanks for the suggestion and thanks to everyone else for the help. > Here's a little trick... > > Transaction logs actually compress very well. > Use NTFS compression on a bunch of them. > This will give you sufficient disk space to start the services. > Run the online backup. > > William Lefkovics > > > > -----Original Message----- > From: Byron Kendrick [mailto:bkendrick@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] > Sent: Thursday, December 09, 2004 8:48 AM > To: [ExchangeList] > Subject: [exchangelist] Re: Drive full before backup could run > > > > New server. We just brought it online a few days ago. I was having > problems with NetBack and just got it working this morning. Yes there are a > bunch of transaction logs.