The remote server's running SQL Server?<BR><BR>Well, depending on firewall issues, you can probably just query it remotely. You just use a slightly different connection string:<BR>http://www.connectionstrings.com<BR>http://www.able-consulting.com/ado_conn.html<BR><BR>You could simply query each table that you're interested in, loop through the results, then insert them into your local database.<BR><BR>If you want to use FTP from ASP then you'll need a component:<BR>http://www.aspin.com<BR><BR>But I'd say that's probably a bad idea. Normally the SQL Server files are locked. You'd have to download a backup of those files instead. Which means they could be out of date.<BR><BR>As IdiotBear said though - it's quite hard to comment on given so little information. Are both servers yours? Are they on the same network? Are there any firewalls in the way? Do you have a username and password to the remote SQL Server? Could you set up the remote SQL Server as a linked server in your local SQL Server and query it using a Stored Procedure or something?<BR><BR>Craig.