Clifton Park, New York (PRWEB) November 24, 2014
Acrosync LLC, a software company developing rsync-based sync and backup solutions for desktops and mobile devices, has recently released Acrosync for Windows, a native rsync client with an easy-to-use GUI that also supports Dropbox-like automatic upload and Time Machine style incremental backups.
Acrosync for Windows is a powerful folder synchronization tool based on the rsync protocol, so it can sync with any computer or device that has rsync installed, such as Linux and Mac computers, NAS boxes, and VPS or dedicated servers, or even rsync storage providers such as rsync.net, HiDrive, and Strongspace. Acrosync for Windows comes with an intuitive graphical interface with which multiple sync or backup profiles can be easily set up. After the first sync, on subsequent syncs only the new and modified files will be transferred, and, for each modified file, only the changed parts will be transferred, thanks to the clever rsync algorithm.
Unlike other Windows rsync solutions, Acrosync for Windows does not need to run on top of cygwin, as it contains a new cross-platform implementation of the rsync protocol independent of the open source rsync project. Not depending on rsync not only makes Acrosync easier to install, faster, and more robust, but also means that quicker turnaround support is now possible.
Like Dropbox, Acrosync for Windows also integrates a built-in file system monitor which can constantly watch local folders and automatically start transferring new or modified files once they are detected. Full backups can be configured to be performed hourly, daily, or weekly at scheduled times.
In addition, when the snapshot option is enabled, Acrosync for Windows is capable of creating space-efficient incremental hourly backups on the server, taking advantage of the '--link-dest' option provided by rsync. As a result, Acrosync for Windows can be deployed as a reliable and cost-effective backup solution, much similar to what Apple's Time Machine does for Mac, essentially turning most Linux/NAS into backup servers without the need to install extra server software.
The per-profile configuration page enables convenient setup of the following advanced options:
- connect via ssh or rsyncd
- select a different port other than the standard ssh or rsyncd port
- ssh login using public key authentication (with paraphrase or without paraphrase)
- include or exclude files by patterns
- propagate deletions to the server
- limit download and upload speeds
- Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8
Pricing and Availability:
- 15 day fully functional trial
- regular price is $49.99
- available from the website for $29.99 until Nov 30, 2014.
- a commercial license can be installed on one computer while a personal license (at the same price) can be installed on 5 home computers for personal use