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.
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I thank you and I know the charities that have been backlogged waiting for me to build their Charity Mall thank you too.
The ease of using this from novice (just pay attention and read manual) to experienced is wonderful, and now that I see the developers are putting together a support site for this component - I know that it will only get better. I recommend this to anyone who has a Joomla based site for back ups, transferring and anyone who needs to distribute, as in my case (which I do for free for charities), a customized Joomla package.
I've been using Joomla for a long time. I have always backed-up my site trough FTP or trough the host-backup utility. For me it was a very frustating work because the ftp connexxion wasn't very reliable. Also it was a hard job to convert my site to a local installation.
Now I found out of JoomlaPack and it's a pies of a cake! Just have to backup trough JoomlaPack, download the created Zip package and extract it to your local folder. Open you website like http://localhost/mywebsitefolder/installation. Follow the steps and in no time the website is installed locally with the mysql database!
Thanks for creating this component developers!!
One thing that should/could be made better is the error handling that you have to disable in the Joomla Config, if not you might have to wait a long time before you understand that it broke somewhere because of a php error/warning.
Great tool, needs some HTML makeup though :-) but I can live without that because the backups are good.
I backed up my Joomla website which running (www.sfz-bw.de) and tried to install it locally to test a backup with JoomlaPack. I am running 1.0.12 and the backup worked PERFECTLY!
I am posting my steps I made:
1] Install the component and backup your website.
2] Download the backup file to your htdocs/location. This file must then be unzipped in the desired location. Rename the directory as i.e. Joomla
3] Now, point your browser to http://localhost:8888/Joomla/installation/
where there is the exact location of your unzipped files.
4] You will notice a joomla installation screen. On my localhost I used the following parameters for the
MySQL database configuration
Host Name: localhost:8889
MySQL User Name: root
MySQL Password: root
MySQL Database Name: sfz_joomla
MySQL Table Prefix: jos_
5] Remove the installation folder.
9) To use the admin program use the same username and and password as in the source Joomla site. The username and password shown by JoomlaPack on the installation screen didn't work!
After reading the manual I was totaly impressed with how easy to use this component is. Excellent graphical progress bars displaying exactly where you are in the backup. My whole site was easily backed up including all modules, mambots, components and media directories!
Within a few minutes I was able to copy the the file down to my dev laptop and do a test restore. The only tiny issue was with my install of WAMP5, the php.ini had memory limits set to 8M so accessing my Community Builder elements crashed, changed the php.ini memory settings to 128M solved it.
FANTASTIC Component, well done.
It worked like a charm for me, created one Zip file.
Note: the Database SQL file is in a folder called "sql" in the zip file.
It backs up all tables in the Joomla chosen database, not only the joomla used ones, I liked this, but others may not.
I think restoring should be easy; upload files, import SQL file.
4/5 Stars as the homepage needs work, FAQ and Documentation is minimal. If anybody has spare time, help the developer.
Thanks for this free product and making my live more easy :-)
Migrating to the live site went very smoothly except that reloading the database choked complaining of a duplicate entry. It turned out that we had a corrupt entry in one of the MySQL tables & nothing to do with JoomlaPack at all. Once this was deleted the restore proceded without incident.
I would thoroughly recommend JoomlaPack to anyone who is looking for a backup or migration solution for Joomla. We are promised automated scheduled backups in a future version which will make a great component even better.
Thank you so much, you've helped me today and will help me many times in the future.
Could not find any documentation anywhere.
Also could not get the component to install locally under "uniform server" on my lap top!
Well, my site was wiped out due to a server shutdown.
This thing works 110% ...it's awesome!
All of my "entire site" is up and running again, it was so easy, I just used the included installer and away she went!!
Good Job Guys, Excellent Component... Should be included as a must for any Joomla install!!!!
If it is released in future versions it will be really appreciated for becoming the best app out there :)
I initially tried to use JoomlaCloner, but the old hosting environment was too restrictive and did not have ZIP or TAR on it. Installed JoomlaPack, and was able to backup the site and download it the first time within a minute.
Just be sure to follow the suggestions posted here by others when moving to a new host, and this will work like a charm! Kudos!!