Synchronize and back up data with FreeFileSync

Many users still fail to back up important data. FreeFileSync automatically synchronizes specified folders to multiple storage media on demand.

Backing up data is still one of the most unpopular tasks for many users, even though it is no longer necessary to laboriously install and configure special backup programs to do the job. In addition, you can save yourself the time-consuming task of backing up entire disks or partitions if only some data has been modified.

Linux offers the right solution for all conceivable backup and synchronization scenarios. If you only want to keep small or medium-sized datasets synchronized on two data carriers, FreeFileSync [1] is a mature free tool.


FreeFileSync can be found in the software repositories of various popular distributions and can be conveniently installed on, for example, Arch Linux, Fedora, openSUSE, Mageia, and PCLinuxOS using the integrated package managers. For other distributions, you will find a generic tarball on the project’s website. After downloading and unpacking the roughly 25MB tarball, you will find yourself with a roughly 27MB binary package that installs the software on your system.


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