Free rsync Alternatives

    The best free alternative to rsync is Syncthing, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to rsync and loads of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to rsync are FreeFileSync (Free, Open Source), Duplicati (Free, Open Source), Rclone (Free, Open Source) and Déjà Dup (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Mar 14, 2021

    1. Syncthing replaces proprietary sync and cloud services with something open, trustworthy and decentralized. Your data is your data alone and you deserve to choose where it is stored.
      Almost everyone thinks Syncthing is a great alternative to rsync.
    2. FreeFileSync is a folder comparison and synchronization software that creates and manages backup copies of all your important files.
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      Most users think FreeFileSync is a great alternative to rsync.


    3. Duplicati is a backup client that securely stores encrypted, incremental, compressed backups on local storage, cloud storage services and remote file servers. The Duplicati project was inspired by Duplicity and had similar functionality until 2008.
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      Duplicati does not transfer raw files, it only transfers zips of files
      Negative comment over 5 years ago

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    4. Rclone is a command line program to sync files and directories to and from:- Google Drive- Amazon S3- Openstack Swift / Rackspace cloud files / Memset Memstore- Dropbox- Google Cloud Storage- Amazon Cloud Drive- Microsoft One Drive- Hubic- Backblaze B2-...
      Rclone vs rsync opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Rclone is a great alternative to rsync.
      Supports a wide variety of cloud services, easy to set up with most I've tried.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      varian93 It works very well on many platforms. The only complaint is that, much like rsync, you have to familiarize yourself with a bunch of "command line" parameters to be able to use it.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

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    5. Déjà Dup is a simple backup tool. It hides the complexity of doing backups the Right Way (encrypted, off-site, and regularly) and uses Duplicity as the backend.
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    6. Easy: Doing backups should be a frictionless process, otherwise you are tempted to skip it. Restic should be easy to configure and use, so that in the unlikely event of a data loss you can just restore it. Likewise, restoring data should not be complicated.
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    7. SyncBack is a tool to backup, synchronize, and restore data files. · Free: SyncBackFree (Windows) is a simple backup and restore solution at no cost.
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      Only supports insecure remote backups, very irresponsible
      Negative comment over 5 years ago

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    8. Unison is a file-synchronization tool for Unix and Windows.
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    9. SyncToy is a free PowerToy designed by Microsoft, that provides an easy to use graphical user interface that can automatically synchronize local or network files and folders, but not WebDAV-, "Windows Mobile" files or folders and no triangle-sync as only Allway Sync...

      Discontinued

      Latest version 2.1 published on 11/24/2009

    10. SyncFolders helps you to synchronize the contents of two folders, including any subfolders, track file modifications and deletions in a local database, propagate deletions and detect file renames, which is a noteworthy feature.
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