How to Install Rsync in Linux – Easy Steps

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Rsync is a fast file copying tool used for both remote and local file system. Rsync is widely used as Backup Sync tool to copy from remote or local machines and vice versa.

Lets see about installation of Rsync using yum As a root, provide the below command,

# yum install rsync

Loaded plugins: priorities, update-motd, upgrade-helper
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package rsync.x86_64 0:3.0.6-12.13.amzn1 will be installed
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
Dependencies Resolved
 Package       Arch           Version                   Repository         Size
 rsync         x86_64         3.0.6-12.13.amzn1         amzn-main         358 k
Transaction Summary
Install  1 Package
Total download size: 358 k
Installed size: 677 k
Is this ok [y/d/N]: y
Downloading packages:
rsync-3.0.6-12.13.amzn1.x86_64.rpm                       | 358 kB     00:00
Running transaction check
Running transaction test
Transaction test succeeded
Running transaction
  Installing : rsync-3.0.6-12.13.amzn1.x86_64                               1/1
  Verifying  : rsync-3.0.6-12.13.amzn1.x86_64                               1/1
  rsync.x86_64 0:3.0.6-12.13.amzn1

To check Rsync command Installation or verify, Type in

#  rsync --help

rsync  version 3.0.6  protocol version 30
Copyright (C) 1996-2009 by Andrew Tridgell, Wayne Davison, and others.
Web site:
    64-bit files, 64-bit inums, 

Next lets see about installation of Rsync package from Binary source file,

Installation of Rsync using Binary File:-


Sometimes, Rsync doesn’t comes with yum repo, in that case, We can install using binary package. Download the latest Rsync file from this below url to the server.,

1. Downloading the File from the

# wget

2. Configure

Next get into the rsync folder by untaring the file, By issuing the following command

 # tar -xvzf rsync-3.1.2.tar.gz
# rm -f rsync-3.1.2.tar.gz
# cd rsync-3.1.2.tar.gz
# ./configure

3. Make the Installation File

Run the below command to make Installation file ready

# make

4. Make Install

Below command is to complete the Installations

# make Install

Yes, That’s all about install rsync. We have done with the Installation of Rsync Package. We can start playing with the Rsync command for file transfer, copy & backups between local & remote machines,


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