Lazy Mirror Alternatives

    Lazy Mirror is described as 'copies changes made to one or more sources and archives the previous versions of the copied files. If all storage allocated to a destination has been consumed, the oldest archives will be disposed off to make room for new files'. There are more than 10 alternatives to Lazy Mirror for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, BSD and Google Drive. The best alternative is rsync, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Lazy Mirror are Copywhiz (Paid), Truck - Rsync Client (Paid), RsyncOSX (Free, Open Source) and AnyBackup (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Dec 7, 2021

    1. rsync is a software application for Unix which synchronizes files and directories from one location to another while minimizing data transfer using delta encoding when appropriate.
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    2. Crazy & Smart File Copy Program for Windows that lets you have more control when copying files in Windows. Also automate complex tasks & save hours.
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    3. A graphical user interface for rsync, which looks-and-feels like a standard FTP client, but uses the rsync protocol ‘under the hood’ to boost transfer speeds. In technical terms, it’s an SSH browser with an rsync transfer engine.
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    4. A macOS GUI for rsync.
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    5. AnyBackup is designed to keep two pools of volumes in sync with one another. The primary use case is backing up one large network array to several smaller volumes. These syncs are intended to be periodic and user initiated.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Lsyncd watches a local directory trees event monitor interface (inotify or fsevents). It aggregates and combines events for a few seconds and then spawns one (or more) process(es) to synchronize the changes. By default this is rsync.
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    6. MKSBackup is a free front-end for common backup tools like MS Windows ntbackup, and it successor wbadmin, Un*x tools like tar, but also popular ghettoVCB to backup Virtual Machine on VMware ESX(i) host.

      Discontinued

      The product seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 1.0.3, released in March 2013, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    7. Rebel Backup lets you make encrypted backups of your important files offsite to Dropbox or Google Drive. You control what and how often is backed up, and the encryption happens locally on your computer.
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    8. AceBackup is a free backup software to create completely secure backups of your data. Store your data on any local storage device, on CD, DVD or on your remote FTP server!

      Discontinued

      Last release is from February 2012.

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    9. Backer is a visual front end to the rsync command. It allows the user to select multiple folders and back them up to multiple locations. It stores your backup settings for you so that all your backups can be run easily using a single button click.
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