Enterprise Offsite Backup Since 2001

Offsite Backup for Technical Mac Users

rsync.net gives you an empty UNIX filesystem that you can use as you see fit.

ANY tool that works over SSH will work with our platform.

If you're not sure what any of this means, our product is Not For You.

The Filesystem (and the Time Machine)

You can use a backup tool (like rsync) to transfer files, or just drag and drop with the finder. You can do the backups on a schedule, or on demand.

Your account is a normal filesystem, and will preserve permissions, access times, and other attributes of your files.[1]

Your offsite filesystem maintains 7 days of versions[2], or "snapshots", of your data. These daily snapshots are live, and fully browseable. This is identical to the "Time Machine" in OSX, except that it's offsite with us.

[1] rsync versions 3.10 and later have proper HFS metadata support, confirmed working with our platform
[2] 7 daily snapshots are configured by default, but you may configure any number of days/weeks/months



rsync is already installed on your mac:

rsync -avX /Users/joe user@rsync.net:macs/joe

... and so is scp:

scp /Users/joe/photo.jpg user@rsync.net:files/photos

It's all just SSH, so you can mount locally with FUSE:

sshfs user@rsync.net: /Volumes/sshfs

... stash a copy of that repo that only exists on github:

ssh user@rsync.net "git clone git://github.com/LabAdvComp/UDR.git github/udr"

Now we're just showing off:

ssh user@rsync.net s3cmd get s3://rsynctest/mscdex.exe

mysqldump -u mysql db | ssh user@rsync.net "dd of=db_dump"

ssh user@rsync.net md5 some/file


The rsync.net Advantage

For over 10 years, thousands of customers have enjoyed our "Open Standards, Common Sense" approach to offsite backup.

We are NOT reselling or rebranding any other service. We built and maintain our own infrastructure and have complete control over our platform.

You will receive unlimited, free technical support, over phone and email, for any use you make of our product.

Further, you will enjoy our comprehensive HIPAA/HITECH, Sarbanes-Oxley and PCI compliance, as well as SAS 70 Type II facilities (US Only).

Finally, you will have a partner in your contingency planning, with a phone number to call when things go wrong.


More Information

rsync.net publishes a wide array of support documents as well as a FAQ

For information regarding HIPAA compliance, please see our HIPAA compliance statement

For information regarding Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, please see our Sarbanes-Oxley compliance statement


Contact info@rsync.net for more information, and answers to your questions.