rsync Alternatives for Mac

    rsync is not available for Mac but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative 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 many of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to rsync are FreeFileSync (Free, Open Source), Duplicati (Free, Open Source), Rclone (Free, Open Source) and Restic (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. 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.


    6. Acronis True Image (or simply True Image) is a software product produced by Acronis that provides data protection including, backup, archive, access and recovery for Microsoft, macOS, iOS and Android operating systems.
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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. 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.
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      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.
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