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New promotional brochure

We proudly present our new promotional brochures for the launch of the new version of Minarca for the general public! See our list of available plans and get info on how to follow us on social media and gain access to all the latest Minarca updates. We look forward to doing business with yo...

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Access Minarca directly from your cell phone

The new “Add to Home Screen” button gives you instant access to the Minarca web interface on your cell phone. Simply open the “Settings” tab of your Internet browser, and select the “Add to Home Screen” option. A shortcut will be automatically created on your desktop! ...

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Try the new version of Minarca!

Try Minarca for free for 30 days!Ever since we launched the beta version of Minarca in October 2015, our team has been working to provide you with a more efficient and user-friendly version. Minarca, which allows you to back up data online through a web interface, is constantly evolvin...

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D3js for Rdiffweb

I don’t know about you, but I do love diagrams and graphs. It’s so useful, in a glimpse of an eye you get the big picture. For these reasons, I had the idea to include graphs within Rdiffweb.I’ve worked on a new plugin soon available for Rdiffweb and Minarca (my SaaS version of Rdiffweb). This ...

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Rdiffweb on Python 3

During the holidays, I had planned to use my spare time to work on Rdiffweb. There are a lot of minor issues I wanted to get fixed. I like to improve Rdiffweb. Even more since I’m using it to offer professional backup storage for small-medium business (Minarca).So, the plan was to fix minor stu...

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Rdiffweb release announcement v0.8.3

Since I didn’t announce the major release version v0.8 publish in December, I will announce the minor release v0.8.3. It provides various fix to properly generate tar.gz and zip archives for foreign language.As for release v0.8, here are some highlight included in this release:Introduce a ...

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New buisness card

It’s a pleasure to present our new business card!

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Launching Minarca

Who among you never had the bad experience of losing important data, forgot to perform a backup or loose an equipment? Minarca is a safe and automatic backup solution. Data is accessible via it’s web interface.Whether you are an individual, self-employed or a small business, Minarca has a pla...

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Rdiffweb demo web server

To allow interested users to have a quick interactive overview of rdiffweb, we created a demo version. In this demo, you can see all the cool features without having to install the software!The demo site is protected by password.The login details are:http://demo.patrikdufresne.com/ Use...

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Test rdiffweb with Vagrant

To facilitate access and evaluation of rdiffweb to newcomers, we’ve created a configuration file for Vagrant. Vagrant is a tool that easily creates a virtual machine and run a provisioning routine. For more information, visit the Vagrant’s website. In short, with this tool it is possible to have ...

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Font Awesome for SWT

With growing demand for web application, we see a lot of new technologies to meet that need: Bootstrap, node.js, Vaddin, Fontello, etc. Today, I try to bring some of this technology to desktop application development. Yes, it still exists!I developed a library to easily use Font Awesome icons i...

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Rdiff-backup compared to others

With the development of rdiffweb and soon the launch of our online backup solution minarca, rdiff-backup is at the center of our solutions. Personally, I am an rdiff-backup user for over 5 years. I use it to make backups of servers and my laptops.Recently, I came across an article that compares...

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Switch button for SWT

I’m working on a Java project making use of SWT where I wanted a nice user interface for the configuration panel: something modern and nice looking. I was inspired by the simple design of Gnome 3.SWT widget does not provide a switch button out of the box. Various projects are proposing a switch...

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Rdiffweb 7.0 release notes

rdiffweb 7.0 is the latest version of rdiffweb. It’s the result of eight months’ work. It include major new features and many more small improvement and enhancements. The release incorporate around 83 changes made by 3 contributors.Web interface We’ve completely redesign the web interface for a...

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Rdiffweb development version

For those willing to test it, I’m working on a future rdiffweb release. I’ve already wrote about it in my previous post. Have a look at github and the roadmap to know what changes.Quick How to install (on debian or ubuntu)sudo apt-get install python-cherrypy3 python-pysqlite2 libsqlite3-dev p...

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Rdiffweb maintainership is transfered to us !

I want to thank Josh Nisly who accepted to transfer the maintainership of rdiffweb to us. It’s a really great new. We have a great future in mind for rdiffweb and related solutions.The past two years we’ve worked on rdiffweb to release small features and bug fixes, but we weren’t the official m...

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New cover for rdiffweb

I have plan to provide better support for rdiffweb (professional support). I have great plan to extend it’s usage to all sort of backup solution known to us, like rsync and duplicity. This plan start with a complete revamp of the templating engine. Current version use a home made templating engin...

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Using Discrete Card on ThinkPad T430 with Optimus disabled

The last few days, I’ve been struggling to get my laptop (ThinkPad T530 with Optimus) working with my new 4k monitor (ASUS PB287Q). This monitor need to be connected wither with HDMI or with DisplayPort. I know as a fact, the DisplayPort is not wired to the Intel video card. It’s only connected t...

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PPTP VPN with DD-WRT and TP-Link TL-ER6120

This article describe, how to setup a VPN connection between a DD-WRT router and a TP-Link TL-ER6120 acting as the PPTP server.TP-Link router PPTP server WAN IP : pptp.server.com Local subnet: 192.168.14.0/24 DD-WRT router PPTP client Local s...

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Disk bottleneck with HighPoint RAID and ASUS E35M1-M

Installing a HighPoint RocketRAID 2300 SATA controller on a motherboard ASUS E35M1-M may cause you problem. In the long term, the performance is horrible. The maximum read speed for a disk was 2.6MB/sec. A reboot solved the problem, but only for a while. Further investigation lead me to the follo...

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Multiple subnets with DD-WRT

This week I configured a network with two routers and multiple subnets using DD-WRT. This article explains how I did it. This following graphics represent the physical topology of the network.For this setup I bought two router TL-WR941ND.First step is to replace the stock firmware by a DD-WR...

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Face lift for rdiffweb

For backup solution, I’m using backupninja. It provide a wide range of handlers to backup stuff if different ways. Often, I only need to backup the MySQL and the filesystem. The configuration files are easy to understand and modify to suite my requirement. The handler I use most is the rdiff-back...

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Java Bidirectional HashMap collection

I’m using Apache commons collection for quite some time. For those who doesn’t use it yet, here is a link to the project : http://commons.apache.org/collections/. Basically, it make it easier to manipulate collections within Java from filtering, transforming, sorting ,etc. It also provide new kin...

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Licensing Module for Java

I’m working on a closed source product called Ekwos. It’s a software to manage equestrian competition. The licensing model for this software require to be renew every year. For this reason, I wanted to add a basic licensing module to control who may use the software and for how long.After some ...

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