Grsync : Graphical rsync backup tool in Ubuntu Linux


Overview:

grsync is a graphical rsync tool in ubuntu linux. It provides a graphical user interface to backup or sync important files & directories to remote machine or in local machine using rsync. It currently supports only a limited set of the most important rsync features, but can be used effectively for local directory synchronization.

Installation of grsync on Ubuntu Linux

Method:1 Open the Synaptic Package Manager, search grsync as shown below :

grsync-synaptic

Select grsync and clik on Mark for installation and the Click on Apply.

Method:2 Open the Terminal , use below apt-get command.

nextstep4it@nextstep4it:~$ sudo apt-get install grsync

Now the take backup using grsync.

access-grsync

Click on grsync

In the below example we are taking the backup of ‘/home/nextstep4it/Downloads’¬†folder in /opt folder.

backup-options-grsync

Now Start taking the backup by clicking on button which is marked in red circle(Mark a full run(go!).

As you can see below, backup has been completed successfully and also show progress & output of rsync

grsync-backup

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