Friday, January 29, 2010

Mirror Your Remote Server Graphically with Grsync in Ubuntu Linux

rsync is an open source utility that provides fast incremental file transfer.  rsync uses the "rsync algorithm" which provides a very fast method synchronization of  two server.
Grsync is the Graphical Front-end for rsync.
Some features of rsync include

* can update whole directory trees and filesystems
* optionally preserves symbolic links, hard links, file ownership, permissions, devices and times
* requires no special privileges to install
* internal pipelining reduces latency for multiple files
* can use rsh, ssh or direct sockets as the transport
* supports anonymous rsync which is ideal for mirroring

Install grsync in ubuntu
Open a terminal and type
$apt-get install grsync
or use Synaptic package manger

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