It is often desirable to use rsync to backup data due to the benefits it offers: true incremental backup, the ability to remove data from the backup that has been deleted in the source and rsync’s support for verification of the backed-up data are just some of the advantages.

Below is an example of the backup settings needed to enable rsync to be used to backup a NAS share to a locally attached USB drive.

Rsync Backup Source

Rsync Backup Destination

In the above example all Home Shares are being backed-up to a USB drive called “USB_Shares” and stored in the subdirectory “home”. Other shares can be backed up similarly.


  • It is equally valid to specify an rsync server source - using the name of the share to be backed-up in the folder dialog - and the USB drive share as the destination
  • Rsync must be enabled in Frontview » Services » Standard File Protocols
  • Rsync access is controlled via Frontview » Shares » Share Listing, and selecting the rsync option for the appropriate USB drive (or share if an rsync source is specified)