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Akeeba Backup
I use Joomla for all my CMS websites and have found this component, along with its Lazy Scheduling feature, to be brilliantly simple to use. In fact, it is the first component I install. As a site designer, the time the built-in installer has saved me, moving my sites from the development environment to the live environment, would make this component more than worthwhile. But it's even better than that. Once the sites are live and in the hands of my clients, the Lazy Scheduler will back up the site automatically at predefined intervals. So no matter how lazy the client is about performing backups, their site is backed up in case of emergency. I even have one client that makes frequent changes to his site and knows how to make a backup manually before making changes to the site (and you all know how hard it is to get your clients to do that). It's just a couple of clicks and everything is ready to restore. I would recommend this component to anyone and everyone building on Joomla. My respect and compliments to the developer!