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XCloner-Backup and Restore Popular Component

Full Backup and Restore extension for Joomla and not only.

XCloner is a Backup and Restore component designed for Joomla! The purpose is to give users possibility to clone their Joomla installation and move it over the internet on any location!

XCloner 3.0 is a Joomla native extension as well as a standalone backup application!

XCloner can also be used as a standalone backup utility for any PHP/MYSQL site, so it can backup other sites running on Wordpress, Drupal and so on.


- Create full or partial backups based on your input
- Create simple or compressed backups based on your configuration input
- Possibility to create incremental backups, so you avoid the time limit problems on php script executions
- Possibility to exclude directory and files from the backup, manually or through cron settings(AJAX powered)
- Create backups based on a cron task, created backups can be stored on the local server, remotely through ftp or emailed to a custom email account
- Possibility to run multiple cronjobs, based on different configuration files
- Ability to manage existing backups, rename/delete/move, publish to user frontend for sharing
- Possibility to clone any backup to another location, it can be done automatically by using the server ftp function or manually
- Send Backups to the Amazon S3 service
- Configuration area lets you choose on how to generate backups based on your server possibilities
- You can choose to create backups by using only PHP, or by also using some server utilities to speed things up
- Backup split option for systems with file size limitations
- Incremental database backups for large databases
- Send backup to the cloud, Amazon S3 supported

Restore Features:

- The generated clone of XCloner can be restored on a totally different server, with new server and mysql details
- Restore both simple and compressed archives
- Restore script is independent from the main component and Joomla and can be run on any host
- Full restore of a clone made with XCloner
- Ability to restore the original files and directories permissions
- Automatic re-write of the new host settings to the configuration file
- Ability to import the clone using either a ftp simulated sessions, or direct restore through php
- Possibility to exclude database from importing
- Ability to restore multiple clones to different locations, and also restore multiple database backups from the same clone

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Reviews: 3
A really great component.
The standalone version is also awesome.
Reviews: 1
It even correct the custom hyperlinks i configured in my articles. Freaking awesome!

I never bother to write a review for any apps in my life, but this component saved me so much hassle and time to move my client website from staging to production servers with so much ease!!!
Reviews: 1
i use this component on joomla site php 5.2 and have to migrate to php 5.4
Reviews: 4
I've tried various backup components over the years, but this is the easiest to use and worked more smoothly than any of them. First impressions, it's the best available.
Reviews: 1
Thank you for such a great extension and much needed one that is clear and precise in instructions, documentation and ease of use. Bravo to you!!!
Reviews: 10
When I was a backup of my joomla site, all OK,
But went to restore the site, my server found a malicious attack and blocked the domain.
I'll tried for twice and the same. The technical support unblocked my domain.
Reviews: 6
I must say this extension has to take the lead , way ahead of other similar counterparts which tend to wards more of monetizing their products than functionality. This should be product of the year. ;)
Reviews: 4
Great work! It works perfectly. Using it on Joomla 3.2
Reviews: 2
This thing is amazing and it works well.
Highly recommended.
Thanks guys
Reviews: 1
as the limited CPU cost in Godaddy, it's much better than Akeeba. if you fail to backup in Akkeba, then have a try this!
Reviews: 9
I was using a popular extension to backup my site but for one of the site it failed to backup after several trials. XCloner crossed that barrier and created a backup. Thumbs up to the developer and I have decided to use it for all my future backups.
Reviews: 2
Once I got my cron job with the ever difficult to work with Godaddy working properly ... this software works great. I have a full backup including database running every night and I couldn't be happier about that. Much easier than Akeeba.
Reviews: 2
I was looking for a backup extension that could be automated (cronjobs). This extension is the only one that supports cronjobs and is FREE. It's very easy to use and if you have a problem you can use their forum, I got a reply within 5 hours.
Reviews: 4
XCloner is a must have backup extension that is needed on every Joomla! website. In our opinion, we like it better than Akeeba Backup and with most sites one can have both as backup avenues. You can never be too sure, can you ? Thanks to XCloner for this wonderful product.
Reviews: 5
XCloner is really an excellent extension. It works great. Recommended...
Reviews: 8
I'm finally getting ready to upgrade one of my larger websites from J1.5 to J2.5. But there was no way I was doing it without a backup!

I looked into Akeeba, but they have dropped support for PHP 5.2 and, from what I can tell, they no longer support J1.5. This was a serious problem for me.

Then I found XCloner, which still supports PHP 5.2 and J1.5! I tried it out on my site, and loved it so much that I installed it on my other 3 sites!

Hard to believe this is not a commercial extension. Top notch.
Reviews: 8
This extension is simply brilliant, I was using some selfmade scripts to have backups, but after some issue I found XCloner that save lot of time, expecially when some customers forgot host access and updates and some functions are blocked from the provider!

I will be glad to donate for this extension.
Reviews: 13
I used Akeeba from many years, this backs up and restores (have not tried yet). First click of a button had it backing up, so easy. Thanks for the software. Well done.
Reviews: 2
Wonderful tool, simple to use, works swell. I am an absolute beginner, and yet I managed to clone two different sites from my localhost to live server without many problems. There were some issues with my hosting provider's settings, and I purchased a monthly support subscription (quite affordable). The XCloner team did the detective work, found out all the host's joomla unfriendly settings, and the sites were up and running in no time. I was so happy with their work, I even threw a little donation in. I highly recommend the extension.
Reviews: 3
Some parts seem a bit hard to use, but overall usage seems simple enough. It is not obvious or possible to restore a backup locally without an FTP server.
Owner's reply

A backup can be restore locally without issues as described in this guide as well on the XCloner backend left menu called Restore

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