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Open Source rsync Alternatives

The best open source alternative to rsync is Syncthing. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to rsync and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to rsync are FreeFileSync, Duplicati, Rclone and Restic.

rsync alternatives are mainly File Sync Tools but may also be Backup Clients or Disk Imaging Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of rsync.
This page was last updated Apr 25, 2022
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Linux
  • BSD
  • Cygwin
  • Haiku

rsync is a software application for Unix which synchronizes files and directories from one location to another while...

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  1. Syncthing

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted
    • F-Droid
    • Cloudron

    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.

    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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    wildwestrom

    Duplicati is not discontinued anymore. There is a 2.0 version in beta.

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    Duplicati does not transfer raw files, it only transfers zips of files

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  4. Rclone ("rsync for cloud storage") is a command-line program to sync files and directories to and from different cloud storage providers.

    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.

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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.

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  5. Restic

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Arch Linux
    • FreeBSD
    • OpenBSD

    restic is a program that does backups right. The design goals are: Easy, Fast, Verifiable, Secure, Efficient, Free.



  6. Déjà Dup

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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.

  7. Unison is a file-synchronization tool for Unix and Windows.

  8. Back In Time

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Back In Time is a simple backup tool for Linux, inspired by "FlyBack project".

  9. DirSync Pro

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    DirSync Pro is a small, but powerful utility for file and folder synchronization. DirSync Pro can be used to synchronize the content of one or many folders recursively. Use DirSync Pro to easily synchronize files from your desktop PC to your USB-stick.

  10. Toucan is a small portableapp utility allowing you to synchronise, backup and secure your data with more options than the built in suite utilities. It is split up into 7 tabs, allowing you to easily find the function that you want.

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