RsyncOSX
RsyncOSX
6.0.1

4.5

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RsyncOSX

6.0.1
11 November 2019

GUI for rsync.

Overview

RsyncOSX is a GUI frontend for the rsync command-line tool

Before installing and using RsyncOSX there are some important information to read and understand. The first document is how to get and install RsyncOSX. The second document is some information what RsyncOSX is and how to use the application. Please read the second document before using RsyncOSX.

Rsync is a file-based synchronization and backup tool. There is no custom solution for the backup archive. You can quit utilizing RsyncOSX (and rsync) at any time and still have access to all synchronized files. Be sure you understand the basics how rsync works before using RsyncOSX. There are also a changelog and some info about signing and notarizing of RsyncOSX.

RsyncOSX is also released as RsyncGUI on Apple Mac App Store. RsyncGUI only utilize the stock version of rsync in macOS. Because of that the snapshots feature not available in RsyncGUI. Neither is scheduled backups.

What's new in RsyncOSX

Version 6.0.1:
  • Refactor of restore (the restore view is now a tabview)
  • Some adjustments in Copy Files
  • Some adjustments in administration of Snapshots
  • Further refactor and cleanup in code

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6 RsyncOSX Reviews

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staceylmosaons
25 April 2018

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Amazing app! So useful.
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Version 5.3.1
staceylmosaons
25 April 2018
Amazing app! So useful.
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Version 5.3.1
This program appears to be very useful for backing up something on your Mac, to somewhere else. However, it is less useful if you want to go the other way. It is not well suited to backup something that is somewhere else onto your Mac.

Am I understanding correctly? And if so, is that functionality to be added in the future?
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Version 5.1.1
5 answer(s)
Thomas Evensen
Thomas Evensen
28 March 2018
Hi, sorry for not responding when you raised the question.. I am not quite sure what you are asking for.. When you create a backup task, a restore task is automatically created as well. The restore task is the other way, from a remote to local disk on Mac. If you want to sync something from a remote storage, a workaround is just create a normal task from local to remote but use the backup part only.. That will sync whatever is remote to local disk..
And I am always looking for enhancements and new functions.. So, please ask :-)
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Thinking-Differently
Thinking-Differently
25 April 2018
What if I want to use my Mac to create a local backup of something that is already on a NAS box, such as a QNAP or a Synology? Is it useful for something like that?
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Thomas Evensen
Thomas Evensen
25 April 2018
I suppose that depends on where the source is, if the source is on your nas you have to mount the nas on your Mac. RsyncOSX is just a GUI for rsync and rsync is a filebased tool. As long as you can get access to the files on nas, by cifs or another protocol, you might use RsyncOSX as requested.. if the source is on your Mac you can setup RsyncOSX to do a local backup...
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Thinking-Differently
Thinking-Differently
29 June 2018
Some NAS vendors claim rsysnc support. (Synology and QNAP, for example.) Should I expect to be able to use RsyncOSX to copy the contents of one of those NAS boxes onto my Mac, as a backup?
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Thomas Evensen
Thomas Evensen
29 June 2018
If Synology and QNAP supports rsync that should be possible to do. I would try to add a configuration where the NAS is the source and your Mac is the destination. And then you can just do a restore to your Mac. If you are using the latest version of RsyncOSX, you can copy the restore command (--dry-run) from the main view and paste it into a terminal window to view the result..
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Ssj152
21 October 2017
Caution: this version (4.7.5) seems to REQUIRE OSX / macOS 10.12..x and APFS. The .DMG will NOT mount under El Capitan. The Announcement above should be modified to reflect this.
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Version 4.7.5
1 answer(s)
Thomas Evensen
Thomas Evensen
24 October 2017
Hi. I learned about this issue from another user as well. The rc for version 4.8.0 (available on GitHub) is built on a SMB mounted disk to avoid the problem. Any new versions (the .dmg file) will be built by this method to support macOS 10.11 - 10.13..

A new release will be released soon, please use the rc to avoid the problem..
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Thinking-Differently
11 September 2016
It is really, truly, a great service that you are doing this. But I'm hoping that you will not limit compatibility to the latest OS. Please consider what it would take to support some of the older Apple OSes.
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Version 3.0
1 answer(s)
Thomas Evensen
Thomas Evensen
20 September 2016
Sorry for late answer. I actually tried to compile a version for OSX 10.10, but Xcode was throwing some complaints which I could not resolve. I am not using 10.10 myself, but if someone could verify that it is working OK for 10.10 I could make a 10.10 version. The latest versions is compiled for 10.11 and 10.12 of macOS.
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Hal-Itosis
29 May 2016
Do I guess correctly that this app is utilizing OS X's built-in /usr/bin/rsync version 2.6.9 —or, does it run some 3.x version of an rsync executable embedded within the app itself? [i couldn't find one]
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Version 1.2.0
10 answer(s)
Thomas Evensen
Thomas Evensen
30 May 2016
That is correct, standard rsync by default. Other versions of rsync is compile time, rsync is not included in image.I have compiled version 3.1.2 (from rsync.samba.org), by default it is installed in /usr/local/bin. I will make another version of RsyncOSX with support for rsync in /usr/local/bin. The output from version rsync ver 2.x and 3.x is somewhat different. That might make a difference when RsyncOSX is counting files and summarises the task (in MB transferred and seconds). But is working, I have tested but not much. I will post a message here with link to image and shasum of image..
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Thomas Evensen
Thomas Evensen
30 May 2016
The downloadlink is
https://www.dropbox.com/s/7d0jfquv5jj2ewv/RsyncOSXver3rsync.dmg?dl=0
shasum is : 95d08774d02c3528532c52ac08045e2aa2bd4b64

Make sure rsync ver3.x is installed in /usr/local/bin

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Hal-Itosis
Hal-Itosis
30 May 2016
Thanks!
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SMcCandlish
SMcCandlish
30 May 2016
Thomas, I tried that v3 download, and it says it requres 10.11, and will not run in 10.10. This seems highly dubious to me, since so little changed at the core OS level between these two versions of Mac OS X. Lots of us with Mac Pro towers are not moving to 10.11, because OS X hogs more and more resources for gimcrackery with each releases without actually doing anything better. So, it would be cool if you enabled the rsync v3 version of RsyncOSX to run in 10.10 if there's not anything real preventing it from working in that environment. PS: I get the same result with the rsync2 version. Frustrating, since this would be very useful for anyone running an OS X machine as a server, and lots of servers back to 10.5 or so are still chugging along. Someone I work with has an old Mac Cube still acting as an intranet webserver, etc.
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Thomas Evensen
Thomas Evensen
31 May 2016
I have compiled a version for 10.10 of OSX. The compiler gives me three new issues when compiling for 10.10. I have not looked into the issues, the compiler makes the image and I have only opened the version to check it starts and reads my config files.. And it does..

The download link is :

https://www.dropbox.com/s/17rg5cade464lmo/RsyncOSX_10.10.dmg?dl=0

and the shasum is :ca92823cd25bf2400a0f0ab9d3c71a67d3ae91b1

Please give it a try and tell me how it works.. I will look into the issues later. I am obviously using some minor features in Swift only for version 10.11 of OSX. Apparently no big issues, so the 10.10 version should work..
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Thomas Evensen
Thomas Evensen
31 May 2016
The 10.10 compiled version uses standard rsync for OSX..
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Thomas Evensen
Thomas Evensen
31 May 2016
A version for testing is available form this link :
http://rsyncosx.blogspot.no/2016/05/version-for-testing.html
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SMcCandlish
SMcCandlish
28 June 2016
Ah, I was looking to run the rsync 3 version in 10.10. Wouldn't it be easier to just allow the user to specify the path of the binary to use, and support both rsync 2 and rsync 3 based on what it finds installed? My rsync 3 (3.1.2 at present, from MacPorts) is in /opt/local/bin, for example. I could symlink it into /usr/local/bin (or directly reinstall it to that location with Homebrew, which uses /usr/local/*), but if the 10.10 version only handles rsync 2 output from the Apple-installed rsync, it won't work anyway.

At any rate, I'm not finding valid download links for either the 10.10 compile using the stock Apple rsync 2, nor for the "version for testing" mentioned later. I did see your note that you are just running 10.11 yourself. If there's a source tarball somewhere, I can try compiling an rsynch3-enabled version under 10.10 locally, if you like.
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Thomas Evensen
Thomas Evensen
28 June 2016
Sorry if you did not find the old links for 10.10 versions. I have uploaded two new versions of RsyncOSX, links for download is in my page for test versions of RsyncOSX:

https://rsyncosx.blogspot.no/2016/05/version-for-testing.html

Both versions allows user to set optional catalogs for rsync. One version is compiled for OSX 10.10. The 10.10 versions throws some complaints when compiling, so if you are testing please let me know how it works.
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star-affinity
star-affinity
29 September 2016
@SMcCandlish

A bit off topic perhaps, but I have a Mac Pro tower and fail to see why OS X 10.10 is less of a resource hog than 10.11. Also don't think macOsS 10.12 is hogging more than 10.11 did.
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yofresh
22 May 2016
just for osx 10.11? not me
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Version 1.1.0
2 answer(s)
Thomas Evensen
Thomas Evensen
23 May 2016
It might work on OSX < 10.11, but I have only 10.11 installed on my Mac and cannot verify the application on other OSX versions..
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yofresh
yofresh
23 May 2016
no way, just for 10.11
bad!
good work thomas, but please more systems
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