Install RsyncOSX

RsyncOSX is released in version 5.6.1 (6 December 2018). It is not required to install the RsyncOSXsched.app. RsyncOSXsched.app is for scheduled tasks only.

RsyncOSX is signed and notarized. There is a short intro to RsyncOSX.

Install RsyncOSX.app and RsyncOSXsched.app

The command shasum ~/pathtodownload/RsyncOSX-version.dmg will print the shasum for the .dmg file. For your own safety verify the shasums.

  • RsyncOSX-5.6.1.dmg: fdc0cd66fcb78291ae9d00f2e8480e74f2807909
  • RsyncOSXsched-5.6.1.dmg: bb28bd8238ec163f58028c8159248e8d79985be3

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 RsyncOSXsched-version.dmg.

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 and remote servers

Synchronize files to remote servers require ssh passwordless logins by utilizing ssh-keygen to create a ssh private and public key pair. RsyncOSX can assist in setting up passwordless logins or use the instructions in setup passwordless logins.

YouTube videos

There are four short YouTube videos of RsyncOSX:

  • getting RsyncOSX and installing it
    • the video also shows how to create the two local ssh certificates for password less logins to remote server
  • adding and executing the first backup
  • doing a full restore to a temporary local restore catalogs
  • how to change version of rsync utilized by RsyncOSX
Written on April 10, 2018