There is one simple answer to the question and the answer is rsync. Rsync is a rock solid, well proven, secure, fast, reliable and very accessible command line tool across platforms. RsyncOSX is just a GUI for executing rsync commands. Rsync is a command line tool with tons of parameters. Choosing the right parameter and to get the predicted result from rsync might be a challenge. RsyncOSX does the job for you. RsyncOSX also stores configurations in profiles and makes it easy to use different configurations.

The following features are implemented in RsyncOSX:

  • do single synchronize tasks, synchronize source and destination (backup)
  • do snapshot tasks, previous snapshots are saved to restore previous versions and deleted files
    • there is also a plan for delete and keep snapshots
  • do quick synchronize tasks, either single tasks or group of tasks
  • do synchronize tasks utilizing predefined parameters to rsync to save changed and deleted files
  • choose other version of rsync in user configuration if preferred
  • set user defined parameters to rsync
  • tasks may be organized in profiles
  • execute either a full restore or restore of single files from remote storage
  • do scheduling of tasks
    • once, daily or weekly schedules
  • detailed logging of tasks, output from rsync may be copied to macOS clipboard
  • tasks my be aborted at any time