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! ***
JoomlaPack seamlessly installed on my 1.0.15 site and handled the full site backup (330 MB) without a hitch. This is a great extension! I recommend it, and will be following up with a donation to express my gratitude.
Only issue I faced: When I entered a new password in the Joomlapack Installation in the web server, it didnt accept it, I had to login to administrator with the old password I used in XAAMP.
I use Joomla 1.5, the joomlapack used was 1.1.1 stable
Firstly, both the process and the instructions are clean and clear. Quite simple to follow.
I have just moved a 1.0.15 site from Windows hosting to Linux hosting, and the only issue I had was a stubborn resistance on the part of the installer to move on after the database had been populated. No problem, because once I tweaked the configuration.php file manually and deleted the installation directory, it all worked like a charm, far exceeding my expectations.
Thanks, I'd use it again any time. And it's free - I will donate right now.
There appears to be some issue where images that have rollovers are losing the rollover image. If for example the original install was in a sub directory and the new install was on the root directory of the server.
Main image is there, but on rollover you get an 'x'. When looking into the code I see that the rollover image still had the call to the sub directory from the original install. This was easily fixed by just removing the sub directory from the rollover code.
Note: The rollover was setup using the JCE editor's Rollover function so this may have something to do with it.
Regardless saved me so much time and potential headaches.
Thank you for this great FREE application. I can not recommend it enough at this point.
I develop new sites for clients on my "sandbox" site then use JoomlaPack to back it all up and then deploy it to the new site using the inbuilt installer. It is also then in place on the new sites to easily do regular backups.
It's got to be one of the simplest components to install and use. Thank you!
Ever have a 'opps' moment when you were working your site? Well worry no more.. this one has it all!
Hopefully one day I'll make some money out of my site and I will definitely be back to donate to this excellent work.
Thank you for all your hard work!!!!
However - it just didn't work and that's what makes it only 'fair'.
In the restore process I get an AJAX error - Cannot evaluate content "Content of the Joomla offline page".
I searched the forum where this issue was discussed several times but no solution was provided except the manual restore process.
But even worse, when I tried the manual restore solution I found that only the DB structure was backed up but not the content!
So try if it works for you first! Don't rely on this and make a manual backup anyway!
Have you tried the JoomlaPack 1.2a2?
While JoomlaCloner is decent enough, it fell short horribly when I wanted to 'clone' a client's locally created site - it could not configure the new SQL database properly. I resigned myself to either dragging modified CSS and PHP files from the local server to the FTP server, or creating the site from scratch on the remote server.
CONS: The ONLY feature I miss is the ability to exclude individual files and components from the backup process. If the developer includes this in a future version, JoomlaPack would be complete!
Please request those features on the feature request board where they will receive more attention.