RsyncOSX is a GUI ontop of the command line utility rsync, no more no less. Rsync is a file-based tool for transferring and synchronization of files. RsyncOSX supports both synchronize and snapshot tasks. There is no custom solution for the synchronized archive. And you can quit utilizing RsyncOSX (and rsync) at any time and still have access to all synchronized files.

  • RsyncOSX is compiled with support for macOS Catalina and macOS Big Sur only
    • the latest version is released here
    • RsyncOSX can also be installed by homebrew - brew install --cask rsyncosx
  • RsyncOSX is built as Universal macOS Binary.

All releases of RsyncOSX are signed and notarized. And there is a short about me.

The changelog

There is a changelog. Also please see info about the latest version of rsync to install.

A few important words about RsyncOSX

Before commencing use of RsyncOSX there are a few important words to read.

A SwiftUI based version of RsyncOSX

The work on a SwiftUI based version has commenced. The current version of RsyncOSX will be maintenaned until the SwiftUI based version is released.

How to setup remote servers

Utilizing RsyncOSX to synchronize files to remote servers requires some setup. There are two options to setup passwordless logins. The advised setup is by utilizing ssh-keys.

Snapshot is not possible with rsync daemon setup.

How to add and execute single tasks

It is easy to add a first configuration and execute your first synchronize task.

How to add parameters to rsync

Rsync has a ton of parameters. In user selected parameters you can add your own additional parameters to rsync. There is also a set of default rsync parameters.

Snapshots, quick backup and scheduling

Snapshot is an effective method for saving changes and deleted files. You can also execute a group of tasks. If you want to schedule daily or weekly synchronize or snapshot tasks, add a schedule in RsyncOSX and execute by the menu app.

How to restore

Sometimes you need to restore files. Either execute a full restore or file by file.

Logging, configuration, config files, check

There are some info about logging and where RsyncOSX store files. There are a few user selected options. And sometimes you should execute a verify of synchronized files.

Intro and video

There are two short YouTube videos of RsyncOSX:


And there is some info about how to compile RsyncOSX.