I am new to joomla and have a need to move my site to a new server with new paths etc. I installed the free version, read the quickstart guide, did what it said, backup failed, followed the troubleshooting section (my host's PHP file size limitation was the issue) resolved the issue from the documentation, whole site backup succeeded.
Tested the "successful" backups by following the quickstart guide and managed to get a fully working version of my website running on my laptop.
I cannot praise this enough as it is painless and will be a lot quicker when I come to migrate it to it's new server and will certainly have faith when I use Akeeba as the regular backup application.
Fantastic and a must for all joomla sites that I create.
This is my first review on here :o)