Grsync is a GUI front end to rsync for your Gnome desktop. You can install Grsync by issuing the following command in Terminal:
sudo apt-get install grsync
Once installed, you will find Grsync listed under Applications > System tools.
If you are like me, this makes setting up rsync commands a lot easier. Now if I can just get a visual tool to show me wildcarding on-the-fly, I will have it made with my date commands.
If you want to build your own Dropbox-like syncing and backup service with some open source software.
Tech hacking blog Fak3r outlines the process and what you’ll need:
- At least two machines, one to be the server and one to be the client
- Some open source software: OpenSSH, rsync, and lsyncd
The process involves some work and command line know-how, but it’s all pretty straightforward. We think Dropbox is awesome, but if you want a DIY method you should definitely check out Fak3r’s instructions.
HOWTO build your own open source Dropbox clone