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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: 2
This extension is excellent. It will save your time and money. Backup and restore is very important with admin and if you are admin, you should try it.
Reviews: 2
Quite simply the best Joomla! extension I've ever used. The documentation is very comprehensive and whenever I've had to troubleshoot, I've always been able to fix the problem by simply following the instructions.
Reviews: 2
Ok, i am not used to do reviews, so pardon me if this is not well written or exciting.

What i have to say is... this is a must have for every and all Joomla websites.

If you have a Joomla website, you need this extension.
can´t be more clear than this.
Reviews: 2
Love this backup component – it’s a real time-saver for me.
The ability to make backups adds a lot to the basic Joomla functions, so it is very useful. I use it on every of the sites I work on.
Reviews: 2
Akeeba Backup is one of two of Akeeba's products that I install first on any Joomla! website.

The Pro version has great additional features.

The documentation is well written and in a clear, logical sequence. Any clarifications are promptly answered on the developers site Support section

Backups taken with the Pro version have been used to effortlessly restore sites.

Good work from Akeeba !
Reviews: 4
I would use this on every joomla site i create
It saves me sooooo much time backing up
This is also one of the few extensions in my BUY list
Many thanks
Reviews: 2
A must have in my opinion for any joomla website, saved my life hundred times and my time (and frustrations).

Do not run your website without it even if under development on your local server,,,

Nobody can guarantee it of course but in my opinion this is the best backup solution for the time being for a joomla website

Thank you Nicholas (the developer)
Reviews: 6
This is definitely the best backup component for Joomla. It is totally easy to use. It even has no problems with huge sites.

I used this tool when I upgraded a Joomla website from 2.5 to 3 and this component let me sleep well because if something would go wrong, I still could trust in Akeeba.
Reviews: 2
Akeeba Backup is the best backup component for Joomla or probably the extensions which can be said best ever developed in Joomla. To the best.
Reviews: 3
Every user interface is clean and very intuitive.
I like the way they engage honestly with all their customers. The service tickets are wonderful to read. One word to describe this product--essential. Another -- invaluable. The level of support I have received is always great. Easy to usage and deploy. Very trustworthy source. I use to to make backups for our business law firm in California, USA. It's educational to use the software.
I am not a professional or an expert in computer science.
Reviews: 2
I have used Akeeba Backup for years for both migrating websites and backing up current websites. Migrating a website to new host is so easy it takes only a few minutes to backup and restore. Akeeba Backup has also saved the day for sites that were attacked or hacked. Once again, restoring the site from a backup takes a few minutes. And the peace of mind is priceless. It is easy to use and always reliable.
Reviews: 2
great extension! I'm happy I found this component :). Thank you!
Reviews: 2
I just have 4 Pages which I wanted to backup automatically with cronjob on a external server. I had a few issues, the support was moren then excellent. My questions have been answered fast and with interest.

The extension itself is really good an easy to use. The support ist one of the best I've ever had!
Reviews: 1
It's very helpful for all my websites. Works without any problems.
Backup itself is very easy. And after recovering the website from backup the only thing I do is I just open configuration.php in the website root to check description or mysql path.
I wouldn't be able to backup and transfer websites easier and better then this app does myself.
Reviews: 2
Very happy with Akeeba Backup, use it for all my sites, and recommand it to everyone! Thanks to Akeeba for this free and great component.
Reviews: 2
it is great to know akeeba backup is always there for me. whatever happens to my site it takes only 2 minutes to recover
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No Doubt Akeeba Backup is the most precious extension in Joomla Directory. Using it from past 3 years and never let me down. Just Amazing!!
Reviews: 9
Simple review: It has the highest ratings, the most downloads, and simple to use.
Reviews: 6
Let's be straight. This is THE extension. This is THE first extension I install on new sites for development. I use it to version in a simple manner during localhost development. Then I use it to transfer the site to my server and automatically configure the site. Then I use it to backup the site regularly.

All this is available on the free version. That is a 5 star product.

Why go paid? I don't have to do anything any more. My sites e-mail me when they need my help! My sites back themselves up before extension installs. My sites back themselves up at set times. My sites send their backups into the cloud and I do NOTHING!

Is that worth the cost. Yes. Even more so when you look at the pricing model.

Nicholas must be the drunkest man at every Joomla Event he attends as everybody must be buying him drinks! I know I will when I eventually get to one!
Reviews: 1
The Akeeba Backup is great! In the past I have manually backed up sites ( database, then files. I have also used an online service (for a WP site) Akeeba Backup is a far better solution. Way faster, and no one else has my data.

When I have had questions or needed support, Nick at Akeeba has been incredibly helpful.

Excellent extensions, and great support!
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