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 should download the rsync version from perzl.org. 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


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.

  • @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, 2011 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.
    – user9517
    Mar 20, 2011 at 20:51


  • this link also fit for AIX and Linux?
    – yael
    Mar 20, 2011 at 20:35
  • It's the source code you get there which should compile on AIX.
    – Sven
    Mar 20, 2011 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, 2011 at 20:50

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