All versions come now with English, French, German translation files (thanks to Nathalie Laurent (n-at-work.net) for this German translation) and now Spanish translation by Jorge Ferreira (jorguito.com). 2012-12-20 : adde italian translation by Giovanni Roli.
Its purpose is to backup your Joomla! (only MySQL) database and send the backup file by e-mail. One parameter allows you to deactivate the e-mail feature; the backup files are then kept in a special folder which you can download by FTP when needed.
Version 1.5.5 for Joomla! 1.5
Version 1.6.5a for Joomla! 1.6 and 1.7.0
Version 2.5.0a for Joomla! 1.6/1.7/2.5
2011-07-09: corrected bug when sending backup to multiple email addresses (thanks to Gerald Berger)
2011-12-23: 2.5.0 now Joomla! 1.6/1.7/2.5beta compatible
2012-01-19: 2.5.0a Joomla! 1.6/1.7/2.5 compatible
2012-09-26: 3.0.1 Joomla! 2.5/3.0 compatible
My philosophy is that if I backup the files alone, I don't have a website. But if I have the database I can always build a new site on it.
LB does the job splendidly.
It saved me a lot of time moving the site on another host & locally.
It's a must have.
Now it could have a button to clearly choose between mail or hosted backup.
I am so grateful that this upgrade has been made available. Lazy Backup has saved my life on many occasions and it's an essential plugin that I always include when setting up new sites.
Well done and thank you!
Robert Gastaud, the developer of the latest iteration of the plugin, has done the Joomla community a great service by updating this extremely useful plugin to backup your Joomla databases.
We use it for all our sites to automatically backup the database once a week by email, which we use for our local backups running on WAMP.
A big thanks to both developers for writing such a high quality and reliable piece of software.
Many thanks for your review, Gmaassen