Release date: 
Monday, 10 November, 2003



Authors/Port authors:

This program creates and maintains exact copies of files, directories or the whole disks in/on the other directory/disk.

One can specify any number of directories and files for excluding from copy process, and any number directories for copying to.

Main Features:

  • Text mode, can be run detached, can work without PM, i/e from bootable diskette;
  • Daemon working mode available;
  • EA (Extended Attributes) support;
  • Very fast working, low memory consuming;
  • CPU usage saving mode;
  • Can copy locked files;
  • Uses simple text config file;
  • Tested on FAT, HPFS, HPFS386, JFS, network drives of PEER, Netware, NFS.
This software is distributed as compressed package. You have to download and manually install it; if prerequisites are required, you will have to manually install them too.

Manual installation

Program is distributed as ZIP, see below for download link(s). Unpack the archive content to the any directory, edit the config file (see dsync.cfg as example), run "dsync -v -i <configuration_file>" (or create program object).


  • Can't work with files greater than 4 Gb (may be even greater then 2 Gb);
  • Can't work with pathnames longer than 255 chars (in OS/2 max = 260 chars);
  • Can't write files with long filenames on the FAT disks.

Following ones are the download links for manual installation:

Record updated last time on: 02/08/2023 - 04:42

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