Notes on Windows backup tools

Acronis True Image 2012
Does not support VSS (frankly inacceptable); file-based backup does not do any in-file dedup; very nice UI
Acronis Backup & Recovery
Dedup available as addon, but only works when setting up the Storage Node service; also, a 1.4 GB monster. Apart from that, pretty amazing. Also, Acronis products seem to be the only ones allowing network speed throttle.
Genie Timeline
No image backup, but pretty and simple, and a cool continuous backup system.
Crash Plan
Backup to cloud, folders; friend’s computers (!); no image backup. Supports VSS.

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