I know what you mean. It's hard to convince the DBA's that they need to run the Configuration Wizard. That being said, I found that it's not really essential to run the Wizrad every time.99% of the times SMSQL finds the new database and backs it up. That is, IF the database is created on the correct LUN. To 'ensure' that, I let the DBA's set the default database path to the correct LUN, so that new databases will be placed there by default. Ofcource this is not waterproof, put it sure helped.