Anyone else have to deal with this as often as I do? I'm upgrading an Oracle database server running SLES 10 to SP1 which takes...oh maybe 15 minutes. Except its running a 400GB database which has to be backed up prior to the upgrade "just in case". So... because our OS full weekly backups are all going on right now and we have very strict maintenance windows on our production servers forcing me to do this maintenance at this exact moment in time, this backup has been taking something like 3 1/2 hours so far with ~1 hour left to go. Lame, but at least I'm working from home.