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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: 9
I've been using Akeeba since Joomla 1.5 in 4 different website, all works perfectly (I'm on 2.5.7 now). I had to change hosting twice, and Akeeba backup and Kickstart made my life very easy, had my website back in no time.
very easy to install, very user friendly.
Akeeba saved me couple of times, so I strongly recommend it to you
Reviews: 3
Dozens of sites, always Akeeba Backup. Almost never fails and if it does the support and the documentation give you the solution at no time. This tool is incredible.

Reviews: 4
Not difficult to use, brings great sense of safety to me.
The "main site database" backup was my favorite. All you have to do is import the sql file via phpmyadmin and that makes the backup process lighter, you're amazing!
Reviews: 8
If there was a Nobel Prize for Joomla extensions, this one would surely win!!

I've used Akeeba Backup for years on every single Joomla site I've built and it has never failed me once! If you're not sure whether or not to install this, LISTEN TO ME VERY CAREFULLY: THIS EXTENSION WILL SAVE YOUR HIDE!

I do not think there is another extension anywhere that will make you a HERO to your clients like this one! I would give Nicholas and company 10 stars if I could!

A full restore takes me less than 3 minutes and you can even have your backups sent to another server (take that you silly hackers!!) I've had clients severely mess up their site and I could restore it to how it was this morning in less time than it takes to even begin to figure out how to undo what they did! I've been hit by hackers (thanks to a exploit in another extension) and in no time the site was restored!

Please, do yourself a favor and install this extension and then send the guys at Akeeba some money! They truly deserve it!
Reviews: 1
I'll keep it short: I would like to let everyone know that this extension saved me a lot of time and it's working really good. I never registrated any bug or unfunctionality. Great work and please keep up with this.
Reviews: 9
This couldn't be any better and is actually one of the strongest reasons to use Joomla as your CMS. It is as professional as it gets - from interface to the way it functions. I have backed up and restored hundreds of sites with this extension with no issues. You just don't have problems with Akeeba extensions - they work and they are so well documented it is unbelievable. The PRO edition is definitely worth it with the automatic backup transfer to cloud storage providers. Thanks!
Reviews: 14
This is the first Component we install for each of our Joomla sites. We back up all our sites regularly with this extension and it has paid off big a few times already. This should be in every Joomla webmasters toolbox.
Reviews: 8
Akeeba is the first extension I install on ALL of my sites now...! Absolutely first class. If you value your sites, use Akeeba...
Reviews: 11
donated after this tool saved my site

a little complicated to restore from a downloaded jpa-file. But I managed and that was GREAT
Reviews: 17
I use this extension for a time and don’t have any problems. Thank you Akeeba team, if my site have some success I will donate. Thank you
Reviews: 5
this is probably the most valuable tool EVER. if you are not using Akeeba Backup, then you are plain lazy and/or just don't care about protecting your work.
Reviews: 15
A must have! Definitely the best of its kind. I've been using it for several years without any issues and it has saved me from loosing my data on more than one occasion. Easy to use, easy to restore.
Reviews: 6
I was needing a fast way to cl;one a Joomla site to do some experimentation, and finally got to try Version 3.4.3 of Akeeba (For a Joomla 1.5 site) - WOW!

Works EXACTLY as described, documentation readily available and easy to understand, and the KICKSTARTER program REALLY makes re-installation a snap, even if you're changing the domain name (as I did)

WELL WORTH supporting the developer, IMHO
Reviews: 3
One of the most useful extensions hereon JED. I always use it for making Backups of Joomla sites, and had no issues with it.
Congrats for the Developers!
Reviews: 6
This extension is valuable. In my opinion is the best in it's category! I met the manufacturer in Joomla! Day Greece and he is a fantastic guy.
Reviews: 7
Thank You for this Great Extensions We have been using it on our website We are using the Pro version because we wanted to have the DropBox feature.

This is a must website for every Joomla project.

Again Thank you and keep up the good work...
Reviews: 2
Congratulations for this job .Great component I've been using for a while now.
Great backup solution. Thank you to the developers!
Reviews: 4
There's nothing I can say outside of everyone else here.

I use the software. My options work great: excluding some folders on a weekly backup. The restores I've done worked 100% and easily too.

This software is a must-have for any Joomla website.
Reviews: 4
I use Akeeba backup since i began using joomla a couple of years ago. I use the PRO version now and i am 100% satisfied. Backup and restore management that helps me sleep well and save time! The Best extention for joomla i have ever tried ( i have tried a lot). Worth the money 120% but even the free version is a must have!
Reviews: 1
After being hacked, I was searching for an efficient and good backup tool. AkeebaBackup is an investment, but more then worth it. After configuration, my site is now daily backed up and it uploads automatically to Restoring your site is done in 5 minutes. Well done Nicholas!
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