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About RSync

Rsync is a command line based directory synchronization tool, providing fast, efficient file transfers and is available for a variety of operating system platforms. Rsync may be run in conjunction with SSH for secure, encrypted file transfers.

Please visit the official rsync site for further details.

RSync Features at a Glance

  • Copy just the parts of files which have changed (not implemented in current LBackup release).
  • Transfer only the files which have been modified since the previous synchronization.
  • Hard link support between snap shots (providing an easy way to restore files from a backup).
  • Runs on a multitude of operating systems.
  • Supports SSH encrypted communications.
  • Efficient synchronization across network mounted or local file systems.
  • Supports the preservation of various meta-data.

Rsync Tutorial Resources

Relation to LBackup

In essence, rsync is one of the core utilities upon which LBackup depends.

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