cwRsync is a packaging of Rsync for Windows. You can use cwRsync for fast remote file backup and synchronization.
Rsync uses the Rsync algorithm which provides a very fast method for bringing remote files into sync. It does this by sending just the differences in the files across the link, without requiring that both sets of files are present at one of the ends of the link beforehand. At first glance this may seem impossible because the calculation of diffs between two files normally requires local access to both files.
Rsync normally uses ssh for communication. It requires no special privileges for installation. You must, however, have a working ssh system. Alternatively, rsync can run in `daemon' mode, listening on a socket. This is generally used for public file distribution, although authentication and access control are available.
Cygwin is a Linux-like environment for Windows. It consists of a DLL (cygwin1.dll), which emulates substantial Linux API functionality, and a collection of tools.
cwRsync server comes as a zip archive containing a Nullsoft Installer package. Unzip downloaded file and run cwRsync_Server_x.x.x_Installer.exe (server version) :
Click Next at Welcome-page
View license agreement.
Specify an installation location.
Installation starts. By clicking 'Details' button, you can get more detailed information about installation. Check if everything seems ok.
You're DONE! cwRsync server is installed on your machine. An admin GUI allowing you to manage server configuration is also provided You should update the configuration file according to your needs, either directly or via the Admin GUI provided. cwRsync installs rsync server as a service (RsyncServer) with following parameters :