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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: 11
I can't say enough about the Akeeba support team. I was having a challenge unpacking a 2.5 site and receiving a plugin error. This was the first time I was using 2.5 and the updated Akeeba Backup component. (I was a 1.5 user for so long) I contacted support and within minutes Nicholas contacted me and helped me to fix the challenge. As silly as it seems, I didn't know that I couldn't unpack a 2.5 site over an old 1.5 site and because of him I was saved hours of frustration. I LOVE AKEEBA! Thank you guys!
Reviews: 1
An excellent well developed extension.

Used it to transfer my site from my localhost to my web server and worked perfectly first time.

Far easier and quicker than doing it manually and documentation is excellent if you get stuck along the way.
Reviews: 10
In view of the hundreds of very positive reviews, there is, I suppose, little more that I can add beyond recording my satisfaction with this exemplary software. It scores in all departments for me, ease of installation and use, comprehensive documentation that's easily readable (a very big plus for me) and it works. Restoration with Akeeba Kickstart is hardly a chore too. I can only commend very strongly the Akeeba Backup and Kickstart combo. Great stuff. Congrats to Nick.
Reviews: 1
The developer worked well. Easy to use. It has twice saved the my work. Always use.
Reviews: 5
Best back up component I've ever seen.

It's easy to use, even if you don't know much about back ups and very reliable.

A great enhancement is the Kickstart script, which made my back up restoration process a piece of cake! The documentation provided is well written and very helpful. Everything run smoothly and worked perfectly afterwards.

Many thanks to the developers!!!
Reviews: 1
Three Steps:
1. Download
2. Install
3. use it
Works perfekt and is perfect explicated.
Thank you, you safe me today!!!
Reviews: 31
This extension is brilliant, and vital for any serious Joomla! developer. So easy to install and use, why it's not a core part of Joomla! I don't know.

I'd also like to say a big "thank you" to the developers for;

a. Writing such a professional and vital extension.
b. For making this FREE for us all to use - no excuse for lost websites!

Only very few extensions comes close to Akeeba Software in ways of look, installation or ease of use!
Reviews: 1
I´m writing this thank you note for the developers, for this brilliant and easy to use backup and restoration solution. This is a must have extension to your site.
Wonderfully restored a live website in few minutes and saved me a lot of time trying to debug it.
Can´t believe it´s free to use !
Reviews: 3
This is really a must-have extension. It saves you a lot of time and restore operation is really easy.
Congratulations to the developer|||
Reviews: 16
Easy, excellent and complete.
It one of the pillars of my website. Thank you very much!
Reviews: 2
A must have extension for any site. Just works.
Reviews: 5
We all know that it's necessary to make back-ups of your website. Or at least, we we should all know that. Even if your hosting provider creates back-ups for you it's wise to do it yourself once in a while.

Akeeba Backup saves you time & hassle with creating back-ups of your website.

And with Akeeba's restore tool "kickstart.php" you can easily restore a backup. I'd also recommend to use that tool to create test environments on other (e.g. local) servers for testing purposes.

Reviews: 4
Who doesn't know today Akeeba Backup?
Ignore it, is an enormous error and whatever the level of use of Joomla!
I use it for years now, and is a part of components which I install for any new project without asking me the question.
In fact: it is the FIRST component I install and execute before any the other action.
I don't understand how it's possible for not using it, this would be a madness!
Numerous very useful features, an intuitive use and a fast handling, an excellent support…
In brief, it is my N°1 !!!
Reviews: 5
Not sure how we did without this. It goes into every site we build. We will soon be buying the Pro version, and look forward to many more years of excellence.
Reviews: 12
Easy to use and ensures you have a site backup should anything happen to your site or for transferring to/from local or testing server.

A must have!
Reviews: 7
Awesome extension!
This is must have for every joomla site. Every time when I install new joomla, immediately after that, I install the latest version of Akeeba Backup.

This extension saves me so much time. I love it so much!

I remember a couple of years ago, when joomla! 1.5 was in the begging we are dreaming for such fantastic tool!
Reviews: 3
Amazing, a must extension for all Joomla users. Don't miss it.

I'm using to take backup to local web server. You feel very comfortable to mirror your site. Moving a site is a kindergarden project if you have akeeba backup.

Thanks to developers.
Reviews: 3
Very good! It´s the most important pluing in Joomla aplication.... use it....
Reviews: 14
This product has become an integral part of my base site components and will not build a site without it now. I am ordering the commercial version as I have used this free for long enough. This programmer needs a medal for the amount of time put in on this over the years. Don't only review this product but if like me you use it on more then one site, buy the commercial version and support the programmer.
Reviews: 1
I've been backing up my sites with this extension since version 1.5. 5 stars all around!
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