if all you have is 1.44Mb floppy drives, then you're fairly screwed. to put it politely. As if this was a huge leap of logic for you to make on your own. <BR><BR>it's very simple. if you want to move some data from one machine to another, you need a medium which can transfer that amount of data. doesn't matter if it's a SQL Server database or your collection of porn AVIs. you can't fit a quart in a pint pot. But you can fit a lot into more than one pint pot.<BR><BR>spanned zip archives (note the emphasis, fella) <BR><BR>it'll be anyone's worst nightmare, but if a floopy [hah] drive really all you have (and I don't believe that for a minute), then it's your only option.<BR><BR><BR>j<BR>http://rtfm.atrax.co.uk/<BR><BR><BR>and by the way, you really need to learn to communicate more clearly. your questions are vague at best.