Show you the way----Comparison of different online or local backup Tools

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Since I noticed a lot of people have post threads to ask for suggestions about backup tools.
It's time-consuming and boring to answer each of them. Hence I make a comparison about 3 best online backup tools and 3 best local backup tools to show the way to novices.

(Don't forget to reply if you feel this tip is helpful to you)

Online backup tools comparison (click for clear picture)
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SkyDrive
Sign in (if you have a Windows Live ID) or Registration Link
http://login.live.com/login.srf?wa=wsignin1.0&rpsnv=11&ct=1276693913&rver=5.5.4177.0&wp=MBI&wreply=http:%2F%2Fskydrive.live.com%2Fhome.aspx&lc=1033&id=250206&cbcxt=sky
Desktop Client Download and install (SDExplorer)
http://www.cloudstorageexplorer.com/download.php

LiveMesh
Sign in (if you have a Windows Live ID) or Registration Link
https://login.live.com/login.srf?wa=wsignin1.0&rpsnv=11&ct=1276693045&rver=5.5.4177.0&wp=MBI_SSL&wreply=https:%2F%2Fwww.mesh.com%2FWeb%2F%3Fredir%3D%2FWeb%2FDevices.aspx&lc=1033&id=255060
Desktop Client Download and install (You need to sign in first, then click the following link)
https://www.mesh.com/Web/Devices.aspx (under this link, click ‘Add Device’, then you will see ‘Install’)

Dropbox
Registration Link
https://www.dropbox.com/referrals/NTc1NTExODE5
Desktop Client Download and install
https://www.dropbox.com/install


Local backup tools comparison (click for clear picture)
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Difference among Full, Incremental and Differential Backup http://www.orionsoftlab.com/backup/incremental%20backup.htm

Acronis True Image Home 2010
Free Trial Version Download:
http://www.acronis.eu/homecomputing/products/trueimage/
Create a Recovery Disk:
http://www.whatsabyte.com/P1/create_cd.htm

Macrium Reflect Paid
Free Trial Version Download:
http://www.macrium.com/download.asp
Create a recovery Disk (with trial version under Win 7, you can only make a Linux Rescue CD)
http://www.macrium.com/blog/2008/06/21/HowToRecoverYourPCUsingTheLinuxRescueCDPartI.aspx
Difference between Macrium Reflect Free Version and Paid Version
http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.asp

Norton Ghost 14 or 15
Free Trial Version Download:
http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/Symantec-Norton-Ghost-Download-29350.html
Create a custom Recovery Disk: http://www.symantec.com/norton/support/kb/web_view.jsp?wv_type=public_web&docurl=20091014124104EN&pvid=nghost_15&selected_nav=5
Alternative: Symantec Backup Exec™ System Recovery 2010 Desktop Edition is as the same as Norton Ghost 15. Unlike Norton Ghost 15, you can download both installation trial and Recovery Disk from the official website https://www4.symantec.com/Vrt/offer?a_id=88749
 


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Don't tell me everybody know this information. I think it is helpful to at least some of you.
 


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