Minarca’s name is the combination of the words Mine and Arca which means “My Chest” in Latin. Minarca is built on two main open source projects: rdiff-backup and rdiffweb. Rdiff-backup is a reverse differential network backup for Linux, Windows and Mac systems and rdiffweb is a web interface to visualize and restore data from rdiff-backup repositories.
In 2012, we started using rdiffweb and rdiff-backup as a backup solution for ourselves and our users to increase data availability. Then we started improving the web interface to provide a better service to our users and of course they loved it!
In 2014, after becoming the official rdiffweb maintainer, we started working on Minarca Client to ease the integration and management of our backup infrastructure while providing a better digital experience and easy access to data for ourselves and our users.
In 2019, we veered in a new direction. In order to align with our values, we decided to create Minarca OpenSource. And, after a year of non-stop development to ease new users’ integration while increasing security and improving usability, we released our first public version in 2019.
Minarca is a rdiff-backup and rdiffweb in a single box with all the bells and whistles needed to make it easy to deploy and manage while increasing the value to your users.
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