an optimal backup solution to prevent data loss.

Minarca, A Proven Data Backup Software


Minarca, an essential data backup software, provides a comprehensive solution for businesses managing a significant volume of digital documents, including files related to clients and employees. Often overlooked, secure data backup is crucial to prevent potential data losses that could result in significant time and financial losses for your company.

Developed by IKUS Software, an expert in the field of data backup solutions for over 10 years, Minarca was officially introduced in 2014 and has since demonstrated its robustness and stability. This software not only offers reliable data protection but also stands out for its open-source nature and support for self-hosting. By choosing Minarca, you are investing in a secure, flexible, and tailored backup solution while benefiting from the advantages of open source and the option to host your data internally, ensuring the confidentiality and security of your most valuable information.

IKUS Software, A Canadian Reference in Software Development

The president and founder of IKUS Software, Patrik Dufresne, is passionate about computers. He has been collaborating with the open-source community since 2010 by developing royalty-free software. What motivates him? Offering companies optimal management solutions that simplify internal processes and provide peace of mind while ensuring profitability. Based in Quebec, IKUS Software operates throughout Canada and internationally where many companies show their trust year after year.



Why Do Business with IKUS Software?

Our company offers a very interesting alternative to companies that manage many documents on several workstations and that do not have an internal team dedicated to managing their computer data.

By choosing Minarca, you are supporting a Quebec-based company whose data is stored in Canada, on private servers located in two distinct locations for optimal security.

IKUS Software has a solid expertise in software development, as Patrik Dufresne has worked and continues to be solicited by large companies such as Quebecor Média, IBM, and Bell Canada.

The quality of our customer service sets us apart from our competitors. We offer personalized support and technical assistance to our clients.

By supporting a company that develops software under open-source licenses, you are doing something good to confront the big players in the field who dominate the market by reappropriating the rights of software developers.

Customer satisfaction is at the core of our business. We are constantly working in your best interests to simplify processes and provide backup solutions that meet your exact needs.

Minarca’s Story

Customer satisfaction is at the heart of our concerns. We are constantly working in your best interests to simplify processes and provide backup solutions that meet your exact needs.


Creation of Patrik Dufresne Service Logiciel Inc., a company specialized in software design and development.


Use of Rdiffweb and Rdiff-backup to meet our internal backup needs and those of our clients.


Development of new features to go even further in the client interface for optimized integration and maximum usability.


Birth of Minarca, whose combination of the words “Mine” and “Arca” means “my chest” in Latin.


Development of an open-source version of Minarca compatible only with Windows.


Name change: Patrik Dufresne Service Logiciel Inc. becomes IKUS Software to support the company’s international growth.


Complete rewrite of Minarca in the Python language to ensure compatibility with Windows, Mac, and Linux.


Continuous improvement of the software with the support of the open-source community.

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