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! ***
It installs perfectly. It updates perfectly. It informs you with what is going on. The documentation is perfect. The forum is usable and active. This is rarely done with even the simplest extensions, yet Akeeba Backup has to take in so many variables that it is amazing.
There are many well-intentioned providers in the Joomla world, and many great programs. There are some who go out of their way to help, but none that I have used compare in efficiency on every point of user friendliness and getting the job done.
I have had no experience with support as it was never needed. And yes I will be donating!
The manual is also nicely written and proves to be a great help.
In general, great component and a must have for a Joomla site.
Many thanks to the author.
What's more, Nicholas and his crew release updates to this product constantly, and they were smart enough to make the product intelligent and capable of letting you know when an upgrade is available! Every time I use it, it improves. These guys rock!
In one case Akeeba didn't have a feature in the 2nd rated extension. However, when someone asked for it the lead developer gave his reasoning for not having added it in previously. However, by the next release he added it as an option so that advanced users could turn it on yet to keep things simple it was turned off by default.
Even though setting up the backup extension truly was easy and as simple as the click of one button. I automate everything possible and the real gem for me is the Akeeba Remote Control application that is now set up to automatically download my backup to a local machine at the schedule I chose.
I did need support to help with one element of the Remote Control installation. I submitted a ticket on a Friday and to my surprise and delete the issue was resolved and the automated backup was fully functioning by Saturday morning. Thank you Nicholas!
Save yourself the time of researching various backup extensions and just install this one. I'd be shocked if you aren't very satisfied with the results.