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.
Joomla! 2.5/3.0 only. We have older versions for Joomla! 1.5/1.6/1.7 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 Webcron.org
- 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 desktop software (Akeeba SiteDiff 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 (starting at EUR 7.79) to request support. However, its documentation, the troubleshooting wizard and searching the forum is free.
*** IF YOU CAN'T FIND HOW TO ENABLE A FEATURE LISTED HERE, PLEASE READ THE (FREE) DOCUMENTATION! ***
I've never had problems on Linux-based servers (some folders' reading permissions problems on Windows, but that is understandable): just click a button and you will have a complete and auto restoring backup of all your site!
This is awesome!
PS. Lazy Akeeba is awesome as well! Love the fact the web sites automatically back themselves up and send the files to my email.
On popular request, this feature is included in Akeeba Backup Core 3.1 and later versions. Just go to the Configuration page, select the "Send backup by email" setting in the "Data Processing" option and click on the "Configure..." button next to it to setup your email address.
Please read the documentation before enabling this feature. In order to avoid timeout and memory outage errors you'll have to use archive splitting.
All thumbs up and more, thank you guys!
I consistently had issues with Joomla where my home-made backups downloaded using FTP had whole directories worth of files missing. I couldn't find any help of how to fix it so it was down to googling "joomla backup" and I came across this add-on.
I looked at the other reviews and gave it a go, always half expecting something to fail along the way because I'm on a shared hosting package. Not so! This worked perfectly!
Basically you install the module, check the settings against the documentation (read this properly first) and make a backup. Simple as. You are left with a single 5mb+ file that contains your settings, your directories and your database setup.
I was very twitchy at first with using this module (as I am testing with any new module) so I made a backup of a clean Joomla install using Akeeba. I downloaded the created backup file to my PC and using FTP I wiped out my joomla folder. Then I re-uploaded the backup file that was created to the (now) empty directory. After reading the documentation I downloaded a single file called kickstart.php - I uploaded the kickstart file to sit alongside the backup and I ran the kickstart file through the browser. I followed the onscreen instructions and 2 minutes later my site was back up and running again.
I was even blown away by the fact you can change your database settings, hosting settings and name of the site itself. You could effectively use this software to install a Joomla package with all the modules you need, make a backup and deploy the backup anywhere you need a Joomla site.
Thankfully you have saved me hours worth of work having to do (now untrusted) FTP backups of files and folders. Now I have a series of backup files on my PC knowing that if anyone goes wrong I can restore it all in about 5 or 10 minutes.
Now to sum up - get this module! Read the instructions first before you do anything though! It isn't hard to use but anything new needs to be learned; so take the time out to read the instructions and save yourself days worth of time with backups in the future.
However, while the functionality is great, the developers have take too much liberty in my view in designing the user interface. Instead of trying to make it a standard Joomla component, the interface looks like something from another CMS.
I would be very helpful if some of the more serious extension developers took a hint from Drupal and made their extensions actually look like part of Joomla.
Great Job! Keep up the excellent work!
The extension is professionally crafted with an excellent GUI and fully configurable for working in multiple webserver environments.
I had some problems getting it going due to restrictions on the free hosting accounts I was using. However, I received great support from the forum. These guys wouldn't give up.