Install FreeFileSync On Ubuntu – Folder Comparison & Synchronization Tool

Install Free File Sync on Ubuntu 16.04 Systems. FreeFileSync is a popular folder comparison and synchronization tool for Ubuntu Linux Systems. FreeFileSync is a free Open Source software that helps you synchronize files and synchronize folders for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. It is designed to save your time setting up and running backup jobs while having nice visual feedback along the way.

Which features make FreeFileSync unique?

  • Synchronize network shares and local disks
  • Synchronize MTP devices (Android, iPhone, tablet, digital camera)
  • Synchronize via SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol)
  • Detect moved and renamed files and folders
  • Show disk space usage with directory trees
  • Copy locked files (Volume Shadow Copy Service)
  • Detect conflicts and propagate deletions
  • Compare files by content
  • Configure handling of Symbolic Links
  • Automate sync as a batch job
  • Process multiple folder pairs
  • Comprehensive and detailed error reporting
  • Copy NTFS extended attributes (compressed, encrypted, sparse)
  • Copy NTFS security permissions
  • Support long file paths with more than 260 characters
  • Fail-safe file copy prevents data corruption
  • Cross-platform: Runs on Windows, Linux, Mac OS X
  • Expand environment variables like %UserProfile%
  • Access variable drive letters by volume name (USB sticks)
  • Native 64-bit support
  • Manage versions of deleted/updated files
  • Prevent disc space bottlenecks via optimal sync sequence
  • Full Unicode support
  • Highly optimized run time performance
  • Include and exclude files via filter
  • FreeFileSync portable and local installation available
  • Handle daylight saving time changes on FAT/FAT32
  • Use macros %time%, %date%, et al. for recurring backups
  • Case-sensitive synchronization
  • Built-in locking serializes multiple users synchronizing the same network folder
  • … download and use for free!

Install FreeFileSync On Ubuntu

How to install FreeFileSync on Ubuntu 16.04 and other Ubuntu derivative systems:

$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu xenial-getdeb apps" >> /etc/apt/sources.list'
$ wget -q -O- http://archive.getdeb.net/getdeb-archive.key | sudo apt-key add -
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install freefilesync

How to install FreeFileSync on Ubuntu 15.10 and other Ubuntu derivative systems:

$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu wily-getdeb apps" >> /etc/apt/sources.list'
$ wget -q -O- http://archive.getdeb.net/getdeb-archive.key | sudo apt-key add -
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install freefilesync

How to install FreeFileSync on Ubuntu 15.04 and other Ubuntu derivative systems:

$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu vivid-getdeb apps" >> /etc/apt/sources.list'
$ wget -q -O- http://archive.getdeb.net/getdeb-archive.key | sudo apt-key add -
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install freefilesync

Install FreeFileSync on Ubuntu 14.04 and other Ubuntu derivative systems:

$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu trusty-getdeb apps" >> /etc/apt/sources.list'
$ wget -q -O- http://archive.getdeb.net/getdeb-archive.key | sudo apt-key add -
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install freefilesync

Using FreeFileSync- FreeFileSync Main Window

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  1. Start comparison
  2. Change comparison settings
  3. Include/exclude specific files
  4. Change synchronization settings
  5. Start synchronization
  6. Add folder pairs
  7. Select left and right folders
  8. Save/load configuration
  9. Tree overview panel
  10. Synchronization preview
  11. Select categories to show on grid
  12. Synchronization statistics

FreeFileSync Basic Usage

  1. Choose left and right folders
  2. Compare them
  3. Select synchronization settings
  4. Press Synchronize to begin synchronization

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