Improvements Under The Hood
Minarca release 3.4.0

This release includes major modifications to Minarca, however the changes are not visible to the users. The changes are hidden under the hood and will help us deliver a stable product with a solid foundation.

The persistent layer has been rebuilt, again. Over the years, the persistent layer of Minarca has seen a couple of iterations; and, with each iteration we have improved stability and increased flexibility. With these latest tweaks, the persistent layer will provide even better performance that results in faster web page loading for the end-users.

On the client side, to avoid interrupting the backup, we included a feature to inhibit the computer from going into sleep mode.

  • Server: Upgrade to rdiffweb 1.2.0
  • Add explicit testing for Debian Stretch & Buster.
  • Change the persistent layers.
  • Minimize number of SQL queries.
  • Add object lazy loading.
  • Add object data caching.
  • Fix bugs with SQLite <= 3.16 (Debian Stretch).
  • Server: Add port to EmailHost` by default.
  • Client: Windows - To avoid unexpected interruption, inhibits computers from sleep during backup.
  • Client: Windows - Replace usage of tasklist.exe by JNA calls to improve portability and responsiveness.
  • Client: Windows - Allow the installer to be silent using minarca-client-install.exe /S.
  • Client: Windows - For portability downgrade OpenSSH client to 32-bit version.
  • Client: Windows - To reduce package footprints, remove unused text files from Windows installation.
  • Client: Linux- To avoid unexpected interruption, inhibits computers from sleep during backup on Gnome Desktop using D-Bus calls.
  • Client: To improve SSH handshake, enforces client to use public key authentication.
  • Automate testing of Windows.
  • Update documentation.

Minarca a proven open-source technology backup solution that simplifies your work, allows you to provide exceptional service to your users and promotes a relationship built on confidence.

Minarca Client Bug Fixes
Minarca release 3.4.1