Jan 102009

Krsync is a simple GUI frontend for the famous rsync to synchronize files and directories between systems or even two different directories on the same server. Krsync is a Kommander based GUI for rsync. For those who are familiar with rysnc and its advanced options can find this GUI extremely handy as every other option is a click of a checkbox. The most appealing feature is that you can generate a shell script from the last run krsync backup which can be used in a CRON job and schedule it for regular file syncs.

Other interesting features include

The DRY run which does a test run to check if it looks OK

Disk Space check which again runs a dry run and sees if the disk space is sufficient.

Create Profiles for different krsync sessions

Install Krsync

A default install of your SUSE  & openSUSE has rysnc pre-installed and hence you do not have to install it seperately.

Krsync requires


KDE 3.4 or higher

Install Kommander as a root user as follows:

opensuse11:~ # yast2 -i kommander

This should lanch Yast and install kommander for you.

Now, download Krsync from here

Once downloaded unzip/untar the file

opensuse11:~ # tar -jxvf 68586-krsync-0.4.1.tar.bz2

Change Directory to the newly created krsync folder and run the installer script as follows:

opensuse11:~ # cd krsync-0.4.1

opensuse11:~/krsync-0.4.1 # ./install.sh

This should install the krsync.kmdr file under /opt/kde3/bin

Run Krsync

To run Krsync,

opensuse11:~ # kmdr-executor /opt/kde3/bin/krsync.kmdr &

This should launch the Krsync GUI. All selectable options for a rsync are presented under the General, Filesystem and Preserve options, user defined options and logfile tabs.

krsync1 krsync2

krsync3 krsync4

For each of the different Krsync sessions, you can save it as a profile so can be recalled later on easily.

For more information, click here to visit the project page on KDE-APPS