I recently bought this: http://www.qdea.com/pages/pages-bs/bs1.html I like this program but unfortunately you can't choose what folders you backup. I think this is how it works is that it's scans the whole HD and only backups the new or modified files and folders that it finds on my external HD. It even has a scheduler so you can backup automatically. However I'm afraid to use that scheduler because I use my XP VM all the time because of my speakerphone modem. So I just leave my VM running in the background always. I'm afraid if I use my scheduler because likely my VM would be running and I heard if you backup your VM while it's still running that would mess up everything. Is this true?