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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: 4
I found this to be an absolutely top drawer component. Very possibly the best component I have seen for Joomla.

It more or less gets everything right. Easy to install, easy to use, poweful, flexible and well documented.

With JoomlaPack the potentially complicated business of making, managing and restoring backups really becomes simple. This alone is very important as it allows backups to be made frequently with hardly any work. Also reliably - it's very hard to do anything wrong.

Backups are stored in a single file, so you are confident that nothing will get lost or confused. The file includes the whole Joomla install, all of your extensions, your settings, server config and your database - literally the whole site.

Recovering the entire site from a backup file is a quick and easy process. But here is where you see more of the power and possibilities of the tool. It's easy to recover the site to a new domain, a new database etc. So you can easily take a production site and copy it to a local development environment. Or you can migrate your site to a new database. You can change the database prefix if you so choose, which is in itself a useful feature of the tool.

Really can't say enough good about this - it's complete, professional, well documented and free.
Reviews: 1
This is a wonderful extension!
Thanks to all developers! I just finished to restore the all site (db included), from a to and it was very easy, with no errors!
I suggest this extension to everyone!!
Reviews: 1
This extension is more than amazing and combination with JoomlaPack Native Tools is unbeatable. Thank you.
Reviews: 1
I am pretty much a newbie to Joomla!, but found this extension to be straight forward and simple to use. The addition of Kickstart for restoration makes this a great extension. I was able to easily backup and restore my site, and also migrate from a development site to a production site without any issues. Well done.
Reviews: 3
I have backed up and restored my site plenty of times with Joomlapack. There might have been one time where things went smoothly. Otherwise, I would have to restore one of my components manually, database or files. There always seems to be an issue with write privileges and thumbs.db files will cause your entire backup file to be reduced to scrap. Make this simpler, friendly, stable and this could easily get 5 stars.
Reviews: 29
It sat "backing up" for over 2 hours before I gave up and canceled it by browsing back.

I could have done dozens of sites manually in that time.
Reviews: 16
Thank you to people who develop these extensions. The instructions were awesome, thorough and easy. It worked as stated with minimal time.

A-Must-Definite-Download for users to backup your site and data!
Reviews: 1
This is probably my most important extension. JoomlaPack has saved me at least twice from disaster. I use this to backup regularly. At least twice I have been able to restore data that had been corrupted by bad modules (or by my own stupidity when using SQL on the back end). Getting everything restored takes some concentration, but it is a lifesaver.
Reviews: 2
One of those exceptional pieces of programming. Time and live saver. Very, very well documented. I will donate for this to keep these things alive. Great work.
Reviews: 2
I run a number of Joomla based sites and this extension has to be one of the best. For me it allows great portability as well as being a simple to use and efficient backup. The time saved in backup alone makes this a must. I really like the access to configuration and a simple backend back-up without fuss.

For me, this is in the top three extensions.
Reviews: 1
I had a few things to sort so that everything was configured correctly to make the backups but I found the documentation excellent!

Highly Recommend!!
Reviews: 2
This extension is a lifesaver (timesaver for sure)

I've used it on numerous sites and have never had a problem with it.

Reviews: 3
This component is absolutely fabulous. The easy way to install and handle is awesome.
Reviews: 4
This component is the best joomla site backup tool. worked like a charm, no problems to install or configure.

Nice work and thanks a ton to the joomlapack team. Keep up the great job.
Reviews: 4
This component rocks. I recently developed a site on a test server and was trying to figure out how to move it to the live server. Wow, am I impressed. Talk about easy. 15 minutes to back up, transfer and restore to the live server. I will never use anything else and I will continue to use this even if they start charging for it. I HIGHLY recommend this to everyone. Makes backing up and moving a site dummy proof. I am living proof of that.
Reviews: 2
I've used this extension for overall sites and it works very fine.
One important thing of this tool is the speed make a complete backup!
Reviews: 1
Really great tool, it should be a part of joomla next generation.
Reviews: 5
JoomlaPack is the first thing I install on every site I do. It's a lifesaver not only for backups, but aids in migration from development servers to live servers seamlessly. I can't imagine Joomla without it. Every webmaster should install this invaluable tool.
Reviews: 1
This is such a life-saving extension!
I am a newbie to Joomla, manual installation or migration are out of the options. I followed step by step and did a practice round first. Now I've migrated my client's site successfully!
Thank you so so much!
Reviews: 4
5 stars for the component.
5 stars for support.

On normal server settings everythings works perfect!
It still works perfect with some strange server settings and the help of Dale and Nicholas from the Joomlapack-forum. They do have answers that help!

I'll use it now to create a standard-package for future customers with many components and module and plugins already set up.
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