an optimal backup solution to prevent data loss.

Minarca, A Proven Data Backup Software


Today, companies manage a significant number of documents on computers whether through employee or client files. Although often neglected, it is essential to set up a secure data backup plan to deal with a possible data loss that would cause a loss of time and money for your company. The Minarca data backup software precisely meets this goal.

IKUS Software has been involved in data backup solutions for over 10 years, and it was in 2014 that Minarca was officially born. Since then, this software known for its robustness and stability has continued to evolve to become compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux. We offer a data backup service to SME in Quebec and service providers that compete with the biggest players in the field. Because, although widely used, tools such as Google Drive, iCloud and OneDrive are only temporary storage tools…

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, whether you are an SME in Quebec

 or a service provider.

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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