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
- 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
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.
I will be glad to donate for this extension.
A backup can be restore locally without issues as described in this guide http://www.xcloner.com/wiki/index.php?title=Restore_Backup#Restore_Backup_.E2.80.93_Manually as well on the XCloner backend left menu called Restore
I was waiting for a very long time for the release of Joomla1.6 That is when I began to learn the new Joomla system and have loved every upgrade, Now I am using Joomla2.5
I tried the Akebee solution and was extremely dissatisfied with the performance. I wanted a tool to move my site from server to server or local development to live server quickly and effortlessly.
This tool works great! by the time I have written this article my site has moved from my local development server to the live site.
It will take me less than 15 mins to overwrite the site with my updates.
The cron feature gives me peace of mind as I automatically generate a back up of the site every 3 days.
if your a newbee this is the extension for you.
if your tester alpha or beta this is a great quick way to take a snap shot of your site before adding a questionable component, plugin or module.