rsync Alternatives for Linux

Popular Alternatives to rsync for Linux. Explore 25+ Linux apps like rsync, all suggested and ranked by the AlternativeTo user community.

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. If your looking for more info about rsync like screenshots, reviews and comments you should visit our info page about it. Below you find the best alternatives.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 5/21/2018 7:09:00 AM

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  • Syncthing

    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, if it is shared with some third party and how it's transmitted over the Internet. Private. None of your data is ever stored anywhere else other than on your computers. There is no central server that might be compromised, legally or illegally. Encrypted. All communication is secured using TLS.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android Android Tablet ... BSD Self-Hosted Cloudron

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  • FreeFileSync

    FreeFileSync is a folder comparison and synchronization software that creates and manages backup copies of all your important files. Instead of copying every file every time, FreeFileSync determines the differences between a source and a target folder and transfers only the minimum amount of data needed. FreeFileSync is Open Source software, available for Windows, Linux and macOS.

    Freemium $ $ $ Open Source Mac Windows Linux openSUSE CentOS ... Ubuntu Debian

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  • Rclone

    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 - Yandex Disk - The local filesystem Features - MD5/SHA1 hashes checked at all times for file integrity - Timestamps preserved on files - Partial syncs supported on a whole file basis - Copy mode to just copy...

    • 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. varian93Aug 2018 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Solaris ... FreeBSD NetBSD OpenBSD

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  • SyncBack

    SyncBack is a tool to backup, synchronize, and restore data files. · Free: SyncBackFree (Windows) is a simple backup and restore solution at no cost. · Paid: SyncBackLite (Windows) is for home users who want file backup and synchronization application. Each license can be installed on up to 2 Windows computers. · Paid: SyncBackSE (Windows, macOS*, Linux* and Android*) is a Windows solution for home users to backup their personal data.

    • Only supports insecure remote backups, very irresponsible Guest • Nov 2015 • 0 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Freemium $ $ $ Mac Windows Linux Android Android Tablet

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  • Déjà Dup

    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. It features support for local or remote backup locations, including Amazon S3. It securely encrypts and compresses your data. It incrementally backs up, letting you restore from any particular backup. It schedules regular backups, and integrates well into your GNOME desktop.

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • Unison

    Unison is a file-synchronization tool for Unix and Windows. It allows two replicas of a collection of files and directories to be stored on different hosts (or different disks on the same host), modified separately, and then brought up to date by propagating the changes in each replica to the other. Unison shares a number of features with tools such as configuration management packages (CVS, PRCS, Subversion, BitKeeper, etc.), distributed filesystems (Coda, etc.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • grsync

    Grsync is a rsync gui, a graphical user interface for the rsync file synchronization and backup tool. It works on linux, solaris, windows, mac os x and maemo. It uses the gtk libraries and can work under the gnome desktop. It doesn't need the gnome libraries to run, but can of course run under gnome pretty fine. It can be effectively used to synchronize local directories and it supports remote targets as well (even though it doesn't support browsing the remote folder).

    Free Open Source Windows Linux Xfce

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  • Synkron

    Synkron is an application for folder synchronisation and folder-backups that allows you to configure your synchronisations in detail. Despite having many features, the user interface of Synkron is very user-friendly and easy to use. Synkron is able to synchronise multiple folders at once, analyse folders before sync, restore overwritten or deleted files, plan synchronisations and much more.

    • Discontinued Last Update: 2014-10-11, see https://sourceforge.net/projects/synkron/

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux PortableApps.com

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  • Back In Time

    Back In Time is a simple backup tool for Linux inspired from FlyBack and "TimeVault". The backup is done by taking snapshots of a specified set of directories.

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • DirSync Pro

    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. Using DirSync Pro you can make incremental backups. In this way you'll spare lots of time because you don't have to copy all the files each time you want to update your backup; only new/modified/larger files would be copied.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Bacula

    Bacula is a set of Open Source, enterprise ready, computer programs that permit you (or the system administrator) to manage backup, recovery, and verification of computer data across a network of computers of different kinds. Bacula is relatively easy to use and efficient, while offering many advanced storage management features that make it easy to find and recover lost or damaged files. In technical terms, it is an Open Source, enterprise ready, network based backup program.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux FreeBSD OpenBSD

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  • Qtd Sync

    A graphical interface for the Rsync engine that will synchronise files between two computers either locally or over the internet. The beauty of Rsync is that it only transfers the exact part of a file that has changed (differential synchronisation), saving bandwidth and time. This is not a cloud service like dropbox or sugarsync, but will sync between two computers over the net, a lan or to an external drive.

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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  • Veeam Agents

    Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows and Veeam Agent for Linux work with Veeam Availability Suite to deliver Availability for ALL workloads — virtual, physical and cloud — from a single management console, extending Veeam’s leadership position from being the best for VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V to #1 Availability for any app, any data on any cloud.

    Freemium $ $ $ Windows Linux

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  • Duplicity

    Duplicity is a software suite that provides encrypted, digitally signed, versioned, remote backup of files requiring little of the remote server. Duplicity devises a scheme where the first archive is a complete backup and subsequent backups are only adding differences from the first backup. Chains consisting of a full backup and a series of incremental backups can be recovered to the point in time that any of the incremental steps were taken at.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Syncovery

    Back up your data and synchronize PCs, Macs, servers, notebooks, and online storage space. You can set up as many different jobs as you need and run them manually or using the scheduler. The software comes with support for FTP, SSH, HTTP, WebDAV, and Amazon S3. You can use ZIP compression and data encryption. On Windows NT/2000 or higher, the scheduler can run as a service - without users having to log on.

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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  • Areca Backup

    Areca Backup is a file backup software which can be run on Windows or Linux. It creates backup copies (which can be encrypted and compressed) of your files and stores them on external drives, USB keys, FTP servers, supporting incremental, differential and full backups. It also allows you to browse your backups and navigate among different version of the files contained in your archives.

    • Discontinued Last Update: 2015-08-26. See https://sourceforge.net/projects/areca/

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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  • rdiff-backup

    rdiff-backup backs up one directory to another, possibly over a network. The target directory ends up a copy of the source directory, but extra reverse diffs are stored in a special subdirectory of that target directory, so you can still recover files lost some time ago. The idea is to combine the best features of a mirror and an incremental backup.

    • Discontinued The product seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 1.2.8, released in March 2009, can be still downloaded from the official website.

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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  • Rsnapshot

    rsnapshot is a rsync based backup utillity, providing filesystem snapshot functionality. It can take incremental snapshots of local and remote filesystems for any number of machines.

    Free Open Source Mac Linux

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  • csync

    csync is a lightweight utility to synchronize files between two directories on a system or between multiple systems. It synchronizes bidirectionally and allows the user to keep two copies of files and directories in sync. csync uses widely adopted protocols, such as smb or sftp, so that there is no need for a server component. It is a user-level program which means you don’t need to be a superuser or administrator.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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  • Syncrify

    Syncrify is an ideal remote backup solution for individuals as well as corporate users, offering a cost-effective way to quickly and easily backup files of any type and size to any machine running a variety of operating systems. One of the biggest challenge faced by companies using service-based online backups is privacy. Syncrify allow you to create a private-cloud within your company.

    Free Personal $ $ $ Mac Windows Linux

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  • Cronopete

    Cronopete is a Linux clone of Time Machine , the backup utility for Mac from Apple. It aims to mimic it as closely as possible.

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • fwbackups

    fwbackups is a feature-rich user backup program that allows you to backup your documents anytime, anywhere. It is completely free to download and use without any sort of trial or restrictions. In fact, fwbackups is open-source, which means anybody can use, share it and improve it. If you would like to help develop or test fwbackups, see the developer's page. fwbackups offers a simple but powerful interface that permits you to perform backups with ease.

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 1.43.4, released in December 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

  • lsyncd

    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. Lsyncd is thus a light-weight live mirror solution that is comparatively easy to install not requiring new filesystems or blockdevices and does not hamper local filesystem performance.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Ferro Backup System

    Ferro Backup System™ (FBS) is a professional, network backup system intended for small offices and large corporations and institutions alike. It allows you to protect data stored at desktops, laptops and network file servers operating under Microsoft Windows®, Novell NetWare®, Linux, MacOS. With Ferro Backup System™ it takes just moments to backup data of critical importance for your company’s operations, which is stored on computers connected to a LAN.

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux

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  • MKSBackup

    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. MKSBackup is developed in Python and is available for Microsoft Windows, Linux and other Un*x systems. MKSBackup is driven by a Command line interface and jobs are defined in an INI file.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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