Grsync
Grsync
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Grsync

1.2.1
20 January 2013

Grsync is used to synchronize folders, files and make backups.

Overview

Grsync is a rsync GUI (Graphical User Interface). Rsync is the well-known and powerful command line directory and file synchronization tool. Grsync makes use of the GTK libraries and is released under the GPL license, so it is opensource. 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). Sample uses of grsync include: synchronize a music collection with removable devices, backup personal files to a networked drive, replication of a partition to another one, mirroring of files, etc.

What's new in Grsync

Version 1.2.1: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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SickTeddyBear
20 January 2013

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Yes, it would be wise to compile your own copy of rsync, not only because the version included with any GUI program may not preserve all metadata, but because even the copy included with OS X itself doesn't preserve all metadata(!). I'm on Lion, and here is is what the output from the system rsync reveals: rsync version 2.6.9 protocol version 29 Capabilities: 64-bit files 64-bit system inums 64-bit internal inums socketpairs hardlinks symlinks batchfiles inplace IPv6 Now, here is the default rsync I use, which was installed via MacPorts: rsync version 3.0.9 protocol version 30 Capabilities: 64-bit files 64-bit inums 64-bit timestamps 64-bit long ints socketpairs hardlinks symlinks batchfiles inplace IPv6 append ACLs xattrs iconv symtimes file-flags HFS-compression As you can see, not only is the bundled version out of date, but it hasn't had the required patches applied to insure metadata preservation. It's the same in Mountain Lion. The reason for this seems to be Apple's fear of GPL3 licensing, which applies to the newer versions of this and other programs. So if you want up-to-date BSD userland components, you need to install them yourself. As I said, in my case, I used MacPorts to install rsync, but every other package manager available for OS X will have rsync, so use whichever one you prefer. You can also compile manually, or try extracting the copy of rsync that is included with Carbon Copy Cloner: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3630852
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Version 1.2.1
SickTeddyBear
20 January 2013
Yes, it would be wise to compile your own copy of rsync, not only because the version included with any GUI program may not preserve all metadata, but because even the copy included with OS X itself doesn't preserve all metadata(!). I'm on Lion, and here is is what the output from the system rsync reveals: rsync version 2.6.9 protocol version 29 Capabilities: 64-bit files 64-bit system inums 64-bit internal inums socketpairs hardlinks symlinks batchfiles inplace IPv6 Now, here is the default rsync I use, which was installed via MacPorts: rsync version 3.0.9 protocol version 30 Capabilities: 64-bit files 64-bit inums 64-bit timestamps 64-bit long ints socketpairs hardlinks symlinks batchfiles inplace IPv6 append ACLs xattrs iconv symtimes file-flags HFS-compression As you can see, not only is the bundled version out of date, but it hasn't had the required patches applied to insure metadata preservation. It's the same in Mountain Lion. The reason for this seems to be Apple's fear of GPL3 licensing, which applies to the newer versions of this and other programs. So if you want up-to-date BSD userland components, you need to install them yourself. As I said, in my case, I used MacPorts to install rsync, but every other package manager available for OS X will have rsync, so use whichever one you prefer. You can also compile manually, or try extracting the copy of rsync that is included with Carbon Copy Cloner: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3630852
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Version 1.2.1
Robk
25 May 2011
I agree with the comment above. It is important foe any mac Backup utility to be able to preserve Mac specific metadata. And the standard rsync does NOT often work well until it has been patched. Does Grsync pass all the Backup Bouncer Tests? See http://www.n8gray.org/code/backup-bouncer/
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Version 1.1
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maclm
maclm
27 July 2011
As Grsync allows user to set specific rsync path in its preferences, you might like to compile your own up-to-date rsync. You can follow theses instructions here (slightly outdated though) : http://www.bombich.com/rsync.html Or, you can try the excellent mlbackup : http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/27904/mlbackup mlbackup will install it's own rsync, precompiled for Mac OS X. In fact, installing mlbackup is probably the easiest way to update rsync. You will find it in /usr/local/maclemon/bin/ Best regards.
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truthhurts
25 May 2011
Unless this is using a custom version of rsync with numerous patches for Mac OS X metadata, this will probably cause data loss on Macs. http://www.bombich.com/rsync.html
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Version 1.1
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Xenos
Xenos
25 May 2011
reading truthhurts' comment, i was feeling a strong unease, not even recognizing at first where to localize it. Was it the lack of a solid, neutral statement, was it the lack of own experiences about the product or was it altogether plus the formulas "...Unless this is using a custom version of rsync" or "... this will probably cause data loss on Macs". Damn, does it cause data loss or does it not cause data loss - a question that is of some importance with regard to a backup/syncing app. I think, however, that comments, publicly spread on software trackers, may no way disseminate pure assumptions. This is almost the least respect we owe those who dedicate their time and efforts into software development - especially if it's freeware. So, I decided to confront the dev with this comment and we'll hopefully know more then.
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