Since reading this, I understand why our database maintenance was so insanely structured. The wizard did it! Gave me the confidence the scrap the old stuff and rewrite using the designer. All I would add is that, if you have a big enough monitor, resize designer tasks that operate on a list of databases (eg the Backup Database Task) such that you can see the entire list at a glance, without opening up the task. That said, it might even be in the ebook somewhere and I overlooked it. If so I apologise. Many thanks. Breadon Hill.