I have a small network pipe between the two servers and want to setup shipping. I do TLog dumps every 15 minutes. Overnight, I also do imports which cause the 15 minute TLog backup files to be ~200M in size. I get about 3Megs per minute over the cross country network, so a 200M file takes over 1 hour (with only 15 minutes of data) to copy. This causes the copy process to back up for hours. It usually catches up by the time the business day starts. The powers that be are not sold on a larger network pipe when the majority of the day we are running under capacity. I thought compression may be another solution. I have experience with SQL lightspeed for compression, but I don't believe we can integrate it into a fully Microsoft supported shipping configuration. Anyone have ideas on how to get around my small network pipe?