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 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 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 subscriptionto request support. However, its documentation, the troubleshooting wizard and searching the forum is free.
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I came across this tool about two months ago. It was a little hard for me to understand at first, as I am fairly new to Joomla!. But, once I harnessed it’s power, I began using the thing all over the place; on EVERY SITE I HAVE DESIGNED!
Moving a site was virtually impossible for me. I used FileZilla FTP to do this, and more often than not, files were missing all over. What a mess! It took me forever to figure it out and re-FTP them up to the site. By then I was pretty much done working on it for a while.
Enter JoomlaPack to the rescue! With JoomlaPack, I can move a site in minutes instead of hours. I can have it up and running with little work, as opposed to fumbling through folders trying to figure out what might have been missed.
And, that is not even talking about the strength of backing up a site. How could this not be a ‘main part’ of Joomla!1.5? They MUST know that this needs to be done? You know how many times (before I found JoomlaPack) I or one of my clients deleted a site by accident? Or moved something that shouldn’t have been moved and breaking the site all together?
NO MORE I SAY… NO MORE!!!
And, when I had trouble figuring something out (it was always my stupidity), Dale would ‘im’ with me for hours, nay I say days, until it was right. Now that is support!!!
Using JoomlaPack has certainly changed the way I move and backup Joomla! websites. If you’re smart, you’ll start using it too. Once you figure out the steps, it becomes so easy a Caveman could do it! (This in no way was designed or stated in an effort to offend any or all Cavemen who may be reading this article.)
I had a problem with unpacking a JPA backup archive on a local host (MAMP) and the Joomlapack support stuck by me until solved. Thanks guys!
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I have also used JoomlaPack to transfer complete sites between domains as part of release processing - it works brilliantly.
I have found it easy to instal and use and thoroughly recommend it.
Great product guys!
It has worked (after intial learning curve)without fail and regularly backup and transfer between local site and host and vice versa.
Have made many errors on the site and this has saved the day more than once.
This extension and an excellent host work well together.
Joomlapack support stuck with me, though, over more than two dozen forum posts between us.
Turns out that problems I had trying to clone my online site onto my computer locally inspired a fix by the developer. Which worked!
Now I'm able to back-up my online site locally on my computer, and I have cloned a back-up of my primary site on fatcow.com to godaddy.com.
There are some issues with SEF on my cloned sight on go-daddy. I have to set SEF to "no" in order for it to display right. But, to me, this is a minor issue.
I really appreciate the dedication of the joomlapack developers. One suggestion, though (and I'd suggest this to many developers of joomla extensions).
When writing directions on how to install/use an extension, please try to put yourself in the mindset of a true Joomla newbie and write the directions in "baby-step" mode.
Often, documentation skips the baby steps in between the steps that are actually written down, assuming that "everyone" knows how to do these un-written steps.
Baby-step directions take more time, but they really help newbies. I'd guess newbies are a big chunk of JoomlaPack users, as it's quite complicated to move a joomla site from one server another.
I don't think baby-step directions will offend the experts (I hope not!). Finally, baby-step directions could save a lot of time on the back-end in terms of fewer forum support questions and requests.
Anyway, I'm sticking with JoomlaPack and I look forward to updates and new versions!