Snapshots

Utilizing snapshot is an effective method to restore old versions of data and deleted files. Snapshot utilize hardlinks and only changed and deleted files are saved as separate files in a snapshot. Files which are not changed are hardlinks to the original file. If a file.txt is saved in snapshot number one and never changed or deleted, the file file.txt in the latest snapshot is a hardlink only to the original file....

April 16, 2021 · 4 min · 767 words · Thomas Evensen

Quicktask

Use RsyncUI for quickly synchronize files to either local or remote storage. If synchronizing to a remote storage require setup of passwordless login. There are two types of quick tasks: synchronize - synchronize local files to remote syncremote - synchronize remote files to local If syncremote the localcatalog in the form is the remote data and remotecatalog is the local data where remote data will land when pulled. After entering data, default is a --dry-run task....

March 11, 2021 · 1 min · 167 words · Thomas Evensen

Restore data

Restore selected files or a complete restore of all synchronized files is easy in RsyncUI. A restore has to be executed to a temporary restore path. This is to secure not destroying any original data. A restore session might be as follows. List of filenames with more than 20,000 lines will be truncated due to performance and poorly responding UI. A workaround if list of filenames are truncated, either search for filenames by filter or go for a fulle restore, ....

March 11, 2021 · 1 min · 139 words · Thomas Evensen

Add and update tasks

Always verify, by a --dry-run, the result of a new task before executing it. A task require minimum a local catalog and a remote catalog. After entering information about a task, select the + icon upper right to add it to RsyncUI. Continue adding new tasks until completed and tasks are saved to permanent storage after each entry. Just press the Enter key will automatically enter a new task. The Enter key will advance to next field....

March 10, 2021 · 3 min · 484 words · Thomas Evensen

Synchronize data

Always verify, by a --dry-run, the result of a new task before executing it. The easiest way to verify a task, select the task and then the shortcut ⌘E for estimate. The main task view lets you execute all or selected tasks in one go. A double click on a task wil execute a --dry-run, the next double click will execute the real run. The following are allowed shortcut actions:...

March 10, 2021 · 2 min · 234 words · Thomas Evensen