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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 subscriptionto request support. However, its documentation, the troubleshooting wizard and searching the forum is free.


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Reviews: 6
Even if you're the most seasoned Super Admin, absolutely comfortable exporting database tables and reinstalling backups, I'm sure that this extension will have something to offer you.

If you're a intermediate level developer, I cannot stress how much easier this makes working with a joomla site.

For example, I have a localhost development site, a live test/launch server, and the live site. If I make changes to the live site or the development server, I can make a mirror of the revised site as easily as doing a clean joomla install. Or you can build you're own core joomla install, with all the extensions and changes that work for you, pack it up. And then rather spending the hours re-configuring each joomla install you done as soon as you run the install, and you can get to the business of building your site.

There's a lot of deep control about what and where to pack. So if you think that this has nothing to offer you, check it out. I'll bet you'll be surprised.
Reviews: 1
it works as designed. Thanks for this nice application
Reviews: 1
This a Life Saver Extention.
Big thumbs up for the creator.
Easy to use and Haven't encounter any problem since I use it. Instruction is easy to follow.
Reviews: 2
I had just a little trouble getting it going but that's only a quibble.

JoomlaPack is a brilliant product! I often recommend it on the forum.

Well done!
Reviews: 1
Thanks to the developer for a great extension. I use it on every website, and have had no problems with it.
Reviews: 6
Brilliant, fantastic, superb (and no i'm not related or on commission). Was dreading migrating sites to a new host this made the whole process so easy. Great documentation and easy to use.
Reviews: 1
This is a must have tool for every Joomla site owner.
It's clear, well documented, easy to use and the most important itw works !
Reviews: 2
I've tried this component and I've found it's a great component. All worked very well from the first moment and it's incredible the speed in all the operations.

It's the easiest way to develop a project in local without problems and deploy it in production in a few minutes.
Reviews: 3
I needed to backup my website and clone it for security reasons. Thanks to Joomlapack I now have two identical sites on the www. I also have a third copy on my lap top.

I found that the documentation was exteremly thorough, but it took me several hours of reading through a 60+ page pdf before I was confident that I had cracked the procedure.

This product does exactly what it says on the tin. This is a must have component for serious Joomla users. It really is first class.
Reviews: 22
Thought I would try clone one of my old joomla 1.0.x sites using this tool. Backed up site, backed up database, made new database on server (imported the backup to it), reconfigured configuration.php for new site location and new database details. Ran the installation as stated in the great documentation (changing database details at database section). Now I have two of the same sites running using different databases
Hey Presto. Cloned.
Reviews: 1
This works great and it's easy to install.
Reviews: 1
That works perfect and really easy to clone or backup your site with JoomlaPack, very thanks to the developers
Reviews: 5
I am a bit of a newbie and have had to reinstall Joomla (long story) but this software takes no time at all to setup and it is so effective.

If i was going to offer any constructive criticism that would be the structure of the download list (I first accidentally downloaded a beta of something else), but once I knew what I was looking for it was pretty straightforward. Nice one!
Reviews: 9
This is useful to copy a site over from 1 address to another and I would recommend it to everyone, a must have for backing up
Reviews: 2
As others already said, JoomlaPack is a MUST HAVE component for those who care for their joomla-based site.
It works right out of the box, no hacking, no tricks, no surprises, it just does what it promises. It also has very good default presets in the configuration options. That means you can, but not necessarily need to go through the settings.
With Kickstart it simply couldn't be easier to use even for noobs.
I'm just so sorry not to find this component earlier. It would have saved hours (days) of boring and dangerous work for me.

Congratulation and big THANK YOU for its developers. This component should be part of the core joomla framework.
Reviews: 8
Uber Wow. Quite simply astounding. An exemplary product that highlights everything amazing about Joomla. It works, it is well documented, well supported, remarkably easy to use and quite frankly one of my most favorite extensions. I know that in the years to come this will become like one of my best friends! A thousand thanks to the developers. I doff my proverbial hat to you many times over!!
Reviews: 6
I would give it 10 Stars. Should be integrated into the next release of Joomla!. I would pay for this product if it becomes commercial, it's that good! Developer and support team are top shelf Professionals

In Summary, Using Joomlapack and the additional tools these developers provide is equivalent between riding a skateboard (manual backup) and driving a Ferrari (Using JoomlaPack and the additional tools).

What exemplary stellar tools. Outstanding! To let everyone know, I have just now realized after going through my own learning curve of how to set up everything, (it's not that hard to do, but does take a little time, READ the Instructions, you will honestly do yourself a BIG Favor and actually Save TIME!) but it's worth every second of prep time spent in setting it up for the 100 fold rewards you will get in return.

I will be able to save about 2 hrs a week not having to manage my backups anymore. I have a small web development company (11 customers and growing) and almost exclusively use Joomla! CMS.

I can say to anyone reading this post that Joomlapack, JoomlaPack Native Tools and Kickstart when used either as standalone products or leveraging the power of the combination of these tools are extreemly powerful and timesaving.

Without an easy reliable way to backup and restore you Joomla! web site, you are setting yourself up for a world of pain, whaling and gnashing of teeth! JoomlaPack is the way to go!
Reviews: 1
Yes, this extension is very easy to use and manage.
But more importantly, the is probably the extension with the best support!

I used it also to clone my site into a subdirectory to create a test site. Nicholas helped me with it.

Highly recommended!
Reviews: 37
Too many times I feel it important to have a copy of the entire system in my possession but this tool allows me to backup files and tables to the server all in one ZIP. Later I can download just one file! Very nice and all FREE!

This tool is best used with another automated backup but serves as peace of mind for the full site!

Reviews: 1
Easy easy easy. Great product and really simple to use!
And best of all, it's free!
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