Topic "rsync"

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cweaver

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How about rsync support to update only files that have changed?
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martin
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WinSCP can do that. Please read documentation.
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Martin Prikryl
idw

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rsync is different to synchronisation in that only the changed parts of the file are transferred (the delta). It results in vastly reduced data transfer. This would be great
Dmitry Koterov

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There is an open-source librsync implementation for Windows. And much of Unix systems do have rsync installed and accessed via a simple SCP call. So - it would be great if WinSCP will support rsync protocol in the future.

In my practice, rsync is VERY fast - it synchronizes two 50M directories in about 10 s, when there are no changes in them, and there are about 1000 different files. Ping time is not so critical in this case as it is in WinSCP (600 files with ping = 500 ms are synced about 10 minutes minimum). I think that rsync is the fastest synchronyzation solution, but it has 3 minuses which WinSCP could destroy after the integration:
- complex command-line interface
- no support for keepuptodate feature
- no builtin support for persistent SSH connections
yasuo

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hello there,

since i dont know any useful, userfriendly, graphical rsync-clients for windows i would like to see it in winscp, too.

imo, rsync is a good protocoll to let users upload and download big data, but when i tell a windows-user to use "rsync.exe -a rsync://foo:bar/ c:\downloads\"... well you know they will ask if i cannot just "send it via icq" or so ^^

PS:
its O/T, but DOES anyone know good rsync-guis for windows?
martin_s

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I would like to vote for this feature.
Synchronisation in WinSCP is already quite good but rsync does - like alreayd mentioned in this forum - much better
in only synchronise the parts/blocks which have changed.

This would make WinSCP is first Windows GUI for rsync which is much needed anyway!

thanks,
Martin
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ericsson

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Never mentioned so far, but:
rsync does checksum src and dst files in multiple chunks to verify if they are different. It's kind of a speeded up, distributed binary comparison. This is by far a more reliable procedure than comparing modification dates and size etc. of the files which is - at least for me - too error-prone.

Thus, GREAT that you have rsync feature on the todo list - nothing else expected from the builders of such a great tool Wink
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ericsson wrote:
Never mentioned so far, but:
rsync does checksum src and dst files in multiple chunks to verify if they are different. It's kind of a speeded up, distributed binary comparison. This is by far a more reliable procedure than comparing modification dates and size etc. of the files which is - at least for me - too error-prone.

Thus, GREAT that you have rsync feature on the todo list - nothing else expected from the builders of such a great tool Wink


I vote for this too. I discovered that synchronization with WinSCP (timestamp and size) wasn't working sometimes because I did a "synchronize timestamps" and then a diff between two directories and I had 2 files which has the same size but not the same inside and then WinSCP concluded that files were identical (same timestamp and same size).
maphew

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I too vote for rsync support. I didn't realise there was a librsync for windows now, that is good news, hopefully making rsync in winscp actually practical?

Anyway, I'm willing to put up a little money to contribute to the effort.
Raphael

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Hello, all. I was stuck in the same question. I found a useful GUI for rsync under Windows. It's not so complex and lacks some customization, but it is quite ease. You can find it at http://www.aboutmyip.com/AboutMyXApp/DeltaCopy.jsp
maxim.veksler

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Would be great to see rsync integration into winscp.
archandha
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Yes, to have rsync in WinSCP would be awesome!
technoeunuch

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I hope this would happen Razz
krkj
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I second this request!
xb

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With Rsync winscp could really speed up synchronization, especially over slow links.
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I support this too, but it might already be possible with Custom Commands. I have not tested this theory. It would also probably require a Windows port of rsync, if one exists. Still, a fully built-in option would be better.
yanaek

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you can use DeltaCopy http://www.aboutmyip.com/AboutMyXApp/DeltaCopy.jsp , a Windows implementation of rsync, but of course, integration within WinSCP is a must

when i'm working on remote project and synchronise with WinSCP it takes a lot of time, comparing to lightspeed 'rsync -zavu -e ssh ...' on linux
Joschi

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I would like to see the
rsync:// protocol
and rsync via ssh to be supported via winscp.


Thanks, for listening and the good work.
HP

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... now I see it doesn't. Wow. Embarassed

HP
webmaster33
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+1 vote to rsync integration into winscp.
Lupuz

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+1 rsync support will be very useful
Renzo

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+1 to RSYNC
Ciantic
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+1 RSYNC!

I've been having a lot of problems with latest WinSCP and synchronization, namely periodically Invalid Memory Access, and now some Invalid Pointers too. It would be nice to have a decent GUI for RSYNC and WinSCP would be great.
martin
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Ciantic wrote:
I've been having a lot of problems with latest WinSCP and synchronization, namely periodically Invalid Memory Access, and now some Invalid Pointers too.

Thanks for your report.
I have sent you an email with a debug version of WinSCP to address you have used to register on this forum.
cvpub

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+1 for rsync support

Heck, give us a $$$ estimage and perhaps we can paypal/dwolla some funding..
or do a kickstart like for it Wink
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+1 rsync support

Thx for your work !!!
Paul vH

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+1 for rsync

WinSCP is awesome!
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