I need to back up around 20GB of files from upto 4 difference partitions but not sure what softwares are available to do this safely and efficiently. It wouldn't matter too much if it doesn't allow multi-partition backup as I can just transfer all those files on to one partition and do the backup that way. I would use Norton Ghost, but not sure of the idea of having to install the thing again IF I re-installed windows. I do have the DOS version of Ghost, but not sure if the partition size affects the backup/restore. Any ideas? One other thing I would like to ask is - should I use compression to back the files up or not? How safe is using compression as I've heard negative opinions regarding this.