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Manent is an algorithmically strong backup and archival program. It features efficient backup to anything that looks like storage. Currently it supports plain filesystems ("directories"), FTP, and SFTP. Planned are Amazon S3, optical disks, and email (SMTP and IMAP). It can work (making progress towards finishing a backup) over a slow and unreliable network. It can offer online access to the contents of the backup. Backed up storage is completely encrypted. Backup is incremental, including changed parts of large files. Moved, renamed, and duplicate files will not require additional storage. Several computers can use the same storage for backup, automatically sharing data. Both very large and very small files are supported efficiently. Manent does not rely on timestamps of the remote system to detect changes.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  28 Jun 2009 14:43

    Release Notes: This release fixes status printing: large files are reported correctly, and containers are counted. It adds timestamps in log files. There are Windows installer fixes, and general code cleanup and refactoring.

    •  09 Apr 2009 14:36

      Release Notes: This release fixes Manent dispatch under Linux. It has correct logging of the number of created containers. It writes timestamps to log files.

      •  29 Mar 2009 15:56

        Release Notes: Log files sanitize passwords and encryption keys. Backup status is left-adjusted. Status output is also printed in the middle of a scan. Spaces are recognized in excluded files.

        •  23 Mar 2009 23:19

          Release Notes: This release fixed integration tests and multiple starting of Manent under the same cmd shell.

          •  21 Mar 2009 19:57

            Release Notes: For Windows, Manent has been compiled into an executable and now comes with an installer. There are other minor fixes, including Unicode filename handling, better detection of foreign files in the Manent storage dir, cleaner closing of the database connection, and more.


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