DeltaCopy: rsync front-end for Windows – incremental file transfer


rsync is the first thing that pops in the mind when there is talk of fast incremental or differential backups or file transfers on and across Linux and Unix. With Cygwin, one may harness on Windows the power, flexibility and ease of incremental file transfers that rsync makes possible. There are no GUI front-ends to it for Windows as far as my knowledge stretches, and to be frank, I have never given rsync on Windows a jab.

However, now, there is DeltaCopy on Windows. Quoting straight from the website:

In general terms, DeltaCopy is an open source, fast incremental backup program …

In technical terms, DeltaCopy is a “Windows Friendly” wrapper around the Rsync program …

I cannot vouch for how well and reliably it works, and whether the interface is intuitive. Being hardly a Windows user, I have less of a reason to depend on GUI front-ends. However, if you are a Windows user and have been looking for an incremental backup solution or even a file transfer program that saves your precious time senselessly put to waste during file transfers, I do think DeltaCopy deserves at least one passing try.

3 thoughts on “DeltaCopy: rsync front-end for Windows – incremental file transfer

  1. Pingback: DeltaCopy: rsync front-end for Windows - incremental file transfer | Tea Break

  2. you may want to check out backupchain because it does the same thing with ftp servers as well as locally. we use it for virtual machines and database files. hope this helps someone

  3. Pingback: Rsync frontend | Seelane

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