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I have a machine running AIX. I'm looking to install rsync on it. Does rsync support AIX? If so, where might I download it?

In case it matters: I will be using rsync to copy a filesystem from my AIX machine to another UNIX machine, so it needs to be compatible with other versions of rsync.

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You can download a copy of from the links on this IBM Toolbox download page. The page also contains a link to an AIX utility to install the rpm packages and instructions on how install the packages.

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@Lain please be more specific how to download the tool from which link? , did you say that rsync on AIX is diff from linux red hat? – yael Mar 20 '11 at 20:33
@yael: on the right hand side of the page I linked to click on Alphabetically you'll rind the rsync download in the list. – Iain Mar 20 '11 at 20:51

You should download the rsync version from It's a more recent version(3.0.8). It support files with size above 2GB and it is a lot better at synchronizing lot of files. download link

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this link also fit for AIX and Linux? – yael Mar 20 '11 at 20:35
It's the source code you get there which should compile on AIX. – Sven Mar 20 '11 at 20:47
With a few exceptions with regard to some file-system specifics, rsync is platform-independent and copying files from AIX to any Linux or other Unix-like OS shouldn't be a problem. – Sven Mar 20 '11 at 20:50

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