Install RsyncOSX.app and RsyncOSXsched.app
shasum ~/pathtodownload/RsyncOSX-version.dmg will print the shasum for the .dmg file. For your own safety verify the shasums.
- RsyncOSX-5.8.1.dmg - 351bd1021f0237cef3c3d979298c5cecf333b46b
- RsyncOSXsched-5.8.1.dmg - 0ad71a1abe8d2aa105cdba7b98b783bd3a77fdd4
To install RsyncOSX open the downloaded
RsyncOSX-version.dmg file, copy the RsyncOSX.app to the
/Application catalog or any other preferred catalog. And likewise for the
RsyncOSX is installed and used at your own risk and developer accepts no responsibility for any errors, omissions or loss of data by using the application.
Version 3.1.3 of rsync
See readme.txt within dmg file for how to manually install version rsync 3.1.3.
- rsync313.dmg: 568ccf4d0981223f51e1c54941bc6cbc87988ae8
Passwordless logins to remote servers
Using RsyncOSX for backup to remote servers require to setup ssh passwordless login. What is ssh passwordless login? By using ssh private and public pair of keys enables a more secure method to login to remote servers without password. RsyncOSX can assist you in setting up passwordless logins or you can enable passwordless logins manually.
Versions of rsync
The default version of
rsync in macOS is old (version 2.6.9, protocol version 29). Version 2.6.9 was released in nov 2006. The current release of rsync is version 3.1.3 protocol 31 released 28 January 2018. There are at least three options to get and install the current version of rsync for use in RsyncOSX:
rsync-3.1.3.dmgfrom releases to install the latest version of rsync
- install Xcode and download the rsync source from rsync.samba.org
- install homebrew and then install rsync as part of homebrew
In RsyncOSX select user configuration and set path for optional version of rsync.
There are four short YouTube videos of RsyncOSX: