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Current release is v11.0.1 Release Notes

Using Rsync for Internet Backups

Client-side software - BackupAssist

BackupAssist comes deployed with the necessary Rsync libraries, so no additional software is required.

Server-side software (where you are hosting your data)

You can host your data on any Windows or Linux machine. Additional software is required for Windows machines.

Windows platform - download and installing cwRsyncServer on your data host

cwRsync can be downloaded from our mirror (hosted in PA, USA):

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cwRsync Server 3.0.1 (combined installer for cwRsync and CopSSH)

  Installation Instructions
  1. Download cwRsync Server using the download link above
  2. Run the cwRsync installer
  3. Be sure to read our Setting up an Rsync Server guide for instructions on setting up a data host.
cwRsync Installer scripts (to meet GPL compliance standards)
cwRsync installer scripts cwrsync_installer_scripts.zip
Old versions (for backwards compatibility only)
cwRsync Server 2.1.5 cwRsync_Server_2.1.5_Installer.exe

Linux platforms

Most Linux distributions contain the prerequisites of a SSH server and Rsync.

Please read our Setting up an Rsync Server guide for more information.


Both BackupAssist and the cwRsync package contains components with following terms of licensing:

Component Version Licensing In short
Rsync 3.0.4 Rsync license Free to use (GPL) Download source
Cygwin and GNU tools 1.5.25-15 CYGWIN license Free to use (GPL mostly) Download source
OpenSSH 5.1p1 OpenSSH license Free to use (BSD)
OpenSSL 0.9.8h OpenSSL license Free to use (BSD)
cwRsync (the rest!) 2.1.5 cwRsync license Free to use (MIT License)

Download the 30-day FREE trial version and test it out for yourself.

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