This works like a charm every time, I use it to build a website on a testing server and this allows me to transfer that to "any other server" that will run joomla. The reason I am writing this is to tell people that it is great but also to warn them to use the JPA archiving instead of ZIP because otherwise the backup could fail. Personally I think it should default to JPA but it doesnt. Is there a reason for this? I dont know. Its easy to change though.