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Akeeba Backup Popular ComponentModulePlugin

Akeeba Backup Core is the successor to the now famous JoomlaPack component. In a nutshell, Akeeba Backup Core is an open-source backup component for the Joomla! CMS, quite a bit different than its competition. Its mission is simple: create a site backup that can be restored on any Joomla!-capable server. Its possibilities: endless. It creates a full backup of your site in a single archive. The archive contains all the files, a database snapshot and an installer similar in function to the standard Joomla! installer. The backup and restore process is AJAX powered to avoid server timeouts, even with huge sites. Alternatively, you can make a backup of only your database, or only your files. If you want a reliable, easy to use, open source backup solution for your Joomla! site, try it out.

Akeeba Backup has won the prestigious Administrator Only Extension J.O.S.C.A.R. Award at J and Beyond 2010. Download it for free to find out why.

Latest Joomla! 2.5/3.x only. We have older versions for past Joomla! 1.5/1.6/1.7/2.5/3.x versions on our site.


- It configures itself for optimal operation with your site. Just click on Configuration Wizard.
- One click backup.
- AJAX powered backup (site and database, database only, files only or incremental files only backup)
- The fastest native PHP backup engine.
- Choose between standard ZIP or highly efficient JPA archive format
- able to exclude specific files, folders
- able to exclude specific database tables or their contents
- Unattended backup mode (CRON job scheduling), fully compatible with
- Backup using any cellphone made after 2007 with a web browser using our exclusive "Lite Mode" (including the cheapest Nokia and Sony Ericsson models!)
- AJAX powered site restoration
- "Kickstart" restore: restore without unpacking backup
- Move your site between hosts without downloading/uploading anything (using the DirectFTP backup engine)
- Archives can be restored on any host. Useful for transferring your site between subdomains/hosts or even to/from your local testing server (XAMPP, WAMPServer, MAMP, Zend Server, etc).

and much much more!

Do not miss out the complimentary companion software (Akeeba Kickstart and Akeeba eXtract Wizard) which are available free of charge from our site. They make working with Akeeba Backup a breeze.

Note: The software is free of charge, its support is not. You need a valid subscription to request support. Its documentation, the troubleshooting wizard and searching the public tickets is free.


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Reviews: 2
Needed to use it for the first time yesterday. And it saved my life (or at least apprx. 20 articles since my last manual backup).
Extremely easy to reinstall website, with all features and content intact.

This is a super extension - and a musthave on any joomla-website.

Thanx, Guys!
Reviews: 1
I have been using this extension for some time now and I have not found ANY other as easy to setup and use. On more than one occasion, on more than one production site, I have made changes that totally broke them. Akeeba with kickstart, totally saved me on each occasion. It's totally free, but after it saves you the first time you'll have no trouble donating or buying the pro edition. Thanks for this tremendous extension!
Reviews: 1
This component is essential for all Joomla users. You can not do without! Not only the backup function but also the site transfer function is excellent.
Very good documentation, very concise and complete. The support is fantastic.
Reviews: 11
Great extension. Have been using it for a while and hasn't failed ever. Migration is as easy as it gets, kickstart also works without a glitch. Tested it on 1.5, 1.6, 1.7... Just flawless!
Reviews: 2
I put thisextension in my Joomla 2.5 Blog, it is great. In a few steps I can make a backup of all blog and can install inside the server.
Reviews: 2
Nothing is easier than using Akeeba backup. Restore is easy and feature rich. I have several 1.7 sites and all use Akeeba backup.

What amazes me above all else is the level of documentation. I've never seen such guidance from any tool, period. When I ran into a failed restore, tips were given to show what was the cause of the problem. Well done!
Reviews: 8
This is the component you just must have! Easy to use, easy to update. Don´t do anything without taking backup with Akeeba!
Reviews: 1
Excellent excellent support! Amazing product. If you don't have it you are not getting the full Joomla Experience. There is nothing about this product that isnt perfect. Thank you for helping me! Amazing!
Reviews: 15
I use the commercial pro version of this extension and it is a faultless product that I use on a daily basis without a single problem! Perfect backups and perfect site transfers every time! Can't fault it!
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Reviews: 5
This is an absolute must have for any webmaster using Joomla. it's easy to use, works perfectly fine and is really easy to administer your backups.

I cannot say enough good things about this extension.
Reviews: 9
This is the definitive backup system for Joomla, IMO.

Again, after hassles with a hosting provider who hasn't a clue about customer service, I decided to move to another host. Akeeba made the exercise quick and painless. The old site was migrate to the new host within a couple of hours and very little effort.

I'm taking a subscription...
Reviews: 6
I can't say enough good things about Akeeba Backup. Fantastic! Also great documentation - you can use this tool even if you've never done anything technical before - and incredible support (often within minutes). The pro version with automation and S3 options is SO worth it.

Thanks Nicholas!
Reviews: 3
I've been using this extension forever and it does what it's supposed to. It's easy to use and makes site administration extremely simple from a backup and deployment standpoint. Thanks!
Reviews: 26
Akeeba Backup has literally saved my backside so many times, it's become an indispensable part of my Joomla! installations.

We use the pro version on every site we design, uploading backups to S3 at whatever interval is appropriate to the site.

Kickstart allows us to move sites between hosting companies and up/down from localhost environments with ease, and the system restore points have added another level of 'oops I broke something' fixes which have been a great help.

We simply wouldn't be without Akeeba Backup!
Reviews: 5
I have more than 100 sites built with Joomla... all with Akeeba Backup... I dare not not have it installed...
Thank You Nicholas
Peter in Peru
Reviews: 3
If you are serious about your Joomla site then you need this tool.
As a backup tool is the best, you can configure how often you want the backups to be executed and many many things more.
For me it´s a great toll because i often work my client´s sites on my own server then i make a backup, use the Akeeba Kickstart on the client´s server and that´s it ! Have you done this manually? It´s a pain in the ...
With these amazing tools you wont get the blues.
Reviews: 2
Great component that delivers what it promises!
Reviews: 2
Easy to install, an attractive feature too with great dashboard. Have backed up daily with ease, but not yet had to restore a site. It is free, what a great extension. Thank you :)
Reviews: 3
This is an excellent extension. I've been using Akeeba Backup for a couple of years without problems to make backups of several websites.
With Akeeba is easy to backup and restore an entire website in few minutes.
Thanks for this very usefull extension.
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