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.