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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What is Minarca ?

2020-05-27 - by Patrik Dufresne

What exactly is Minarca? 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 rdiffwe...

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Migration to is completed

2020-05-20 - by Patrik Dufresne

Migration to is completed ! Last week, we have officially completed the migration of our 20 projects to We are using Gitlab for a couple of years already, but at that time was not a viable option. Fortunately, has changed its service offering over the ...

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Minarca Release v3.5.0 – Official Support For Debian Buster

2020-04-08 - by Patrik Dufresne

This release focuses mostly on providing Debian Buster compatible packages. We endeavoured to provide an easy-to-use package for Debian and ensured rigorous automated testing to avoid regression and speedup further releases. Server: Upgrade the rdiffweb v1.3.1. Restore file and folder in a subpro...

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Minarca Release v3.4.3 – Enhancements

2020-03-08 - by Patrik Dufresne

This release continues to stabilize its predecessors with bug fixes and minor improvements for the end user! Server: Upgrade the rdiffweb v1.2.2. Enhance the repository to invite users to refresh the repository when the view is empty. Deprecate support for cherrypy 4, 5, 6 and 7. Improve loading ...

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Minarca Release v3.4.1 – Headless Minarca Client Bug Fixes

2020-02-08 - by Patrik Dufresne

New Year and a new release! As promised, we continue to deliver a new release every month! This new version of Minarca focuses on stabilisation of the Minarca client installation on headless Linux (for servers). Making sure Minarca can adapt to various deployment environments either targeting end...

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