Hi I am facing a strange problem. There is a DTS which is porting conditional data from a SQL Server 2000 to Sybase SQL Anywhere database using a linked server. The comparison is done using a linked server. The DTS has been scheduled everyday at a specific time. However whenever the job is scheduled it fails giving the following error: Step Error Source: Microsoft OLE DB Provider for ODBC Drivers Step Error Description:[Sybase][ODBC Driver]Unable to connect to database server: database engine not running Step Error code: 80004005 Step Error Help File: Step Error Help Context ID:0 There is no problem with the Sybase database which is the destination database in this case and is running fine. However when I am executing the same DTS manually on the server it is executed successfully without any kind of error. Also when I schedule the job from a test server with the same linked server settings the job executes successfully. Can somebody help me out??? Regards Abhi.