Please make improvements to Act! Backup Scheduler to make it more reliable.
As it stands, it's the most untrustworthy backup utility I have ever used. When I set an automatic backup in Act! my thought is "at least it'll save me some time if it works." However, the sad part is that several backups fail on a nightly or every 3rd,4th, 5th night basis. This is on a server with 24 databases. Maybe it just wasn't tested with this many databases originally? All I know is that 6.. yes 6 backups completed successfully last night. That leaves me with 18 databases to go into manually to do backups. Talk about time consuming (and painful). Also, it's never the same backups that fail. A database that fails today, may backup just fine tomorrow. I've tried all the suggestions in the forums and knowledgebase such as chaning the service account, backing up to a local drive, etc. Nothing has worked.
If you're going to lock us out of SQL, can you at least provide a reliable backup utility???