Hi All, The database backup job used to hang regularly on one of my servers, when i kill it takes long long time(no of days) and need restarts of SQL service every time to flush it - till the time I m not able to backup my database. it has become a major problem now. There is enough free disk space on the server and once i tried manual backup through EM it worked absolutely fine. Donâ€™t know whatâ€™s wrong with the server. Backup script is using 'xp_sqlmaint' and server edition is SQL 2000 Ent Edition with SP3, while the other server with same configuration is working perfectely fine.Any quick response would be highly appreciated.