Minarca v3.8.0, improved quota management and security

2021-04-07 - by Patrik Dufresne

Minarca's all-new v3.8.0 version showcases significant improvements to this open-source centralized data backup management software compared to the last update, which dates back to June 2020. This update offers enhanced features to its users who will appreciate the new simplified disk quota manag...

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Rdiffweb, simple and easy features for optimal use of Rdiff-backup

2021-03-24 - by Patrik Dufresne

Rdiffweb is the perfect web interface for Rdiff-backup because, through its many features, it ensures the use of the easiest open-source backup management software. In addition to easy access to backups and archives on your computers and servers, you get intuitive navigation through a simplified ...

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Which backup solution should I choose: Rdiffweb or Minarca?

2021-02-24 - by Patrik Dufresne

Which backup solution should I choose: Rdiffweb or Minarca? Many have asked about the differences between Rdiffweb and Minarca, backup management software developed by IKUS. If both these open-source products seem identical, it is because the Minarca backup system includes all of Rdiffweb’s funct...

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Minarca for centralized management of your data backups

2020-12-18 - by Patrik Dufresne

Minarca offers an overview of your data Minarca offers simple installation Minarca offers a client to automate your backups on Windows and Linux

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What's new with rdiff-backup?


In March 2020, rdiff-backup advanced to version 2, 11 years after the last major release. The deprecation of Python 2 at the beginning of 2020 was the impetus for this update, but it gave the development team the opportunity to incorporate other features and benefits. For about two decades, rdiff...

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How to configure ZFS for rdiff-backup

2020-07-22 - by Patrik Dufresne

How do I set up ZFS for rdiff-backup? ZFS is a relatively new file system available for the Linux platform. Its popularity is gaining speed thanks to its great management flexibility and its resilience. To learn more about the benefits of ZFS, check out our previous article. Further to our articl...

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Minarca v3.7.0 – Officially support installation using APT

2020-07-01 - by Patrik Dufresne

Minarca v3.7.0 – Officially support installation using APT Minarca’s new release brings forth a feature that we have wanted to implement for a while now. In order to ease the installation process and make it completely seamless for system administrators, we have added an official installation usi...

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Advantages of using ZFS with rdiff-backup

2020-06-24 - by Patrik Dufresne

In the past year, Linux has welcomed a newcomer to the file system area. With ext4 still being the de facto choice for desktops and most server installations, and with Btrfs failing to deliver the promise of a next generation file system, ZFS is delivering this long-awaited feature. ZFS is not a ...

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Minarca v3.6.0 – New Features For Backup Service Provider

2020-06-01 - by Patrik Dufresne

This new release of Minarca includes a simple but very useful feature to help backup service providers take control of their client’s data by allowing them to better control the authorisation for each user. Each user will now have a defined role: Administrator: Highest level of access, authorizes...

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