Alternatives to Synkron?

Hi!

Since ten years I’ve been using Synkron to sync between my laptop and a server in a LAN. But Synkron no longer works under KDE / wayland and is not maintained.

I need to specify at random folders for sync and then have these folders synced recursively; about 50 folders in one go. Synkron did that with “sync all” in short time.

So what are the alternatives? I’d really like to have a feedback about the files being synced. Synkron printed a list for each recursively synced folder, so I could have a look to make sure it worked.

Can grsync really sync? Or does only work in one direction each go, overwriting newer files?

Thanks!

Alexander

Hi
Maybe LuckyBackup, timeshift?

Peruse the list here;

I have given FreeFileSync a try, because of the ability to sync many different folders in one go.

Thank you for your links to wikipedia. Next time I look for a certain software, I’ll consult wp!

The first thing you have to be specific is whether you really need synchronization (which is 2 way) or replication (which is 1 way). So, for instance you may be using a sync app when your setup only requires replication.

First thing to be aware is that there is a website that is titled to provide answers to exactly your question “Alternative to?”
Here is the result for Synkron

https://alternativeto.net/software/synkron/

You might also be interested in something I came across not long ago and haven’t had a chance to try it out… incron. Its format is like crontab, but it instead is a file or directory watcher, and when an event is detected can perform an action. With incron, you could detect a file added or removed, then execute a command to copy or delete that file to the other location.

https://software.opensuse.org/package/incron?search_term=incron
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Incron

TSU

Yes, server in office, documents and folders are added by co-workers. Notebook with me on the road. Need to sync.

First thing to be aware is that there is a website that is titled to provide answers to exactly your question “Alternative to?”
Here is the result for Synkron

https://alternativeto.net/software/synkron/

Well, wikipedia provided better information. Written by a human, I guess.

You might also be interested in something I came across not long ago and haven’t had a chance to try it out… incron. Its format is like crontab, but it instead is a file or directory watcher, and when an event is detected can perform an action. With incron, you could detect a file added or removed, then execute a command to copy or delete that file to the other location.

openSUSE Software
incron - ArchWiki

TSU

The notebook often is offline in the sense not being connected to the web. However, thank you for the hint!

Regards,

Alexander

I faced the same issue, and migrated to LuckyBackup. It has worked fine for me for periodic backups.