cwRsync

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cwRsync
Developer(s)Itefix
Stable release
6.2.1 / December 29, 2020; 12 months ago (2020-12-29)
Operating systemWindows
TypeFile Synchronization
LicenseCommercial: rsync, Cygwin, OpenSSH and OpenSSL are free software, cwRsync Installer/Tools are proprietary[1]
Websitehttps://www.itefix.net/cwrsync

cwRsync is an implementation of rsync for Windows. rsync uses a file transfer technology specified by the rsync algorithm, transferring only changed chunks of files over the network. cwRsync can be used for remote file backup and synchronization from/to Windows systems. cwRsync contains Cygwin DLLs and a compiled version of rsync on Cygwin. A client GUI is also provided as of the version 5.0.0.

History[edit]

The first version of cwRsync was developed to address requirements of an internal project at Color Line, and was published as a free solution on the mailing list for rsync users. cwRsync quickly became very popular[2][3] and is kept updated with newer versions of underlying solutions. The initial release was on March 11, 2003[citation needed]

As of August 2018 the free version of cwRsync Server is discontinued and the last free version 5.7.2 is no longer directly available from Itefix.[4] At this point only the commercial binary installers of version 5.7.2 can be obtained as paid downloads. cwRsync Client remains freely available under a BSD-style licence.[5]

Features[edit]

cwRsync comes in two versions: cwRsync client and cwRsync server. You can use the cwRsync client to initiate rsync transfers from your host, while the cwRsync server makes your files/directories available for upload/download for rsync transfers. cwRsync client contains a Secure channel Wrapper to set up external secure ssh channels.

Rsync client GUI has following features:

  • Specify sources and destination (local, remote ssh and daemon modes)
  • Specify filters and a subset of options
  • Create rsync command according to your specification
  • Run rsync on the fly both in production and test mode
  • Create batch files for task scheduling
  • Save and load your favorite rsync settings as profiles
  • Language localization

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "cwRsync License/Version". itefix.net. Retrieved 2019-12-06.
  2. ^ Childers, Gary (2005-04-28). "AppNote: Using RSYNC with Windows". Novell. Retrieved 2019-12-06.
  3. ^ Pierre, Preston St. (2004-11-04). "Making Secure Remote Backups With Rsync". Linux.com. Retrieved 2019-12-06.
  4. ^ "cwRsync - Rsync for Windows". itefix.net. Retrieved 2019-12-06. cwRsync client free edition contains a barebone distribution of Rsync for Windows
  5. ^ "cwRsync - Rsync for Windows - Rsync Client". itefix.net. Retrieved 2020-12-14.

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