Introduction

Backup, Site Security

Akeeba Backup Core is the most widely used open-source backup component for the Joomla! CMS. Its mission is simple: create a site backup that can be restored on any Joomla!-capable server, making it ideal not only for backups but also for site transfers or even deploying sites to your clients' servers. Akeeba Backup 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. Akeeba Backup is the reliable, easy to use, open source backup solution for your Joomla! site.


Joomla! 3.8 and later, PHP 5.6 and later (including PHP 7). We have older versions for Joomla! 1.5 to 3.7 and older PHP versions on our site.

Features:

  • The Configuration Wizard configures itself for optimal operation with your site, automatically.
  • The fastest and most reliable native PHP backup engine.
  • One click backup.
  • Site transfer wizard. Transfer your site between servers fast and easily.
  • Restore with Akeeba Kickstart (free of charge script): restore extracting the backup directly on the server; no need to upload thousands of files by FTP!
  • Choose between standard ZIP or highly efficient JPA archive format.
  • Exclude specific files, folders.
  • Exclude specific database tables or their contents.
  • Archives can be restored on any host. Useful for transferring your site between subdomains/hosts or even to/from your local testing server (e.g. XAMPP, WAMPServer, MAMP, etc).

and much, much more!

Note: The Akeeba Backup Core component, its documentation and its video tutorials are free of charge. Support for the software and an edition with advanced features (not listed above) are, however, not free of charge. If you are filing a review please make sure that it concerns the Akeeba Backup Core edition and the features we make available free of charge, in line with the Joomla Extension Directory's rules. Thank you!

*** IF YOU CAN'T FIND HOW TO ENABLE A FEATURE LISTED HERE, PLEASE READ THE (FREE) DOCUMENTATION AND WATCH OUR VIDEO TUTORIALS! ***

my experience



Posted on 05 July 2020
Functionality
it is fairly easy to use to say the least.
i havent had any issues with it yet hopefully never will
Ease of use
its not bad im new at it so still need to get used to it probably gonna watch a bit more on how i can manage my website properly.
Support
Documentation
I used this to: backing up my website works ok for me i havent had any issues with backing them up its fast and easy to use i definitly recommend it
Functionality
From the quick start to using it, Akeeba Backup is an intuitive, seamless backup tool to ensure you always have a restore point.
Ease of use
It is seriously amazing and works pretty well... Could not image backups can be this simple.
Support
Documentation
I used this to: Backing up and restoring my websites. Akeeba lends peace of mind to everyone from the novice to expert.
Functionality
Don't look at any other backup tool.
I am using Akeeba on all of my Joomla Sites and it has never let me down.
Ease of use
One Click backup, cant be simpler.
Do not forget to backup your website backups
Support
I never needed any support at all.
Even restore a backup is documented properly
Documentation
Good Enough, but never really needed.
Not much to comment since never needed
I used this to: Making Backups of Joomla sites of course.
This is a silly question

Great Product



Posted on 16 June 2020
Functionality
Does exactly what it says and is updated regularly. The backups are correct
Ease of use
Very easy to use even without reading any instructions. Well done in this point
I used this to: I sue ti for all my joomla websites to have a backup in case of any crushes.

Great extension!



Posted on 15 June 2020
Functionality
Highly functional. Backs up your sites so you always have a backup point.
Ease of use
Extremely easy to use. Saves your site and you can easily back it up whenever you want.
I used this to: Backing up and saving various sites. This tool helps me whenever I want to change something on them. I can easily go back to where I was if I mess up, so that's great.
Functionality
Always work without any issues - like actually always, on all 28 sites that I've built using Joomla and all 10 sites I support.
Ease of use
You just click the wizard and you just click backup now, and it always work
Support
I have never needed any support, since I can only assume that they most likely responds to every support inquiry with a super fast bug-fix
Documentation
I used this to: Backing up all of my sites before I run extension and core updates.
Owner's reply: Thank you for your review! Indeed, if there is a bug in the software we scramble to issue a fix, typically within one to two business days.

Loved it



Posted on 04 June 2020
Functionality
Very useful. Easy to use, i have seen no bugs until review time. Maybe the interface could be made slightly more friendlier.
Ease of use
No issue using it until review time. Like I said, I think that the interface could be made more beginner-friendly.
Support
Documentation
I used this to: I use it for what it's meant, for backing up files. Very secure and safe. Keep up the good work.
Functionality
From the quick start to using it, Akeeba Backup is an intuitive, seamless backup tool to ensure you always have a restore point.
Ease of use
It doesn't get much easier than this. Saves your site in a file, and then you can use the file to restore in a few easy steps
Support
Documentation
I used this to: I have used it on my Joomla site to generate backups regularly... It works great
Functionality
It does what it meant for and it does it so beautifully... Impressed...
Ease of use
Very easy to use and generate/restore the backups without any issue
Support
Documentation
I used this to: Used it to transfer my site from one server to another server and it did it quickly.

back from version 7



Posted on 07 April 2020
Functionality
I see for the 1st time an extension which removes functionalities in the community version (restoration, cron ...) since version 7.
Ease of use
An extension only in English does not facilitate use. What would Joomla be if it were only in English
Denial of the diversity of languages
I used this to: I used it on several sites with v6
Now that more and more hosts are doing automatic backups, I'm going to explore this solution, as there are no other competing extensions
Owner's reply: Thank you for your review. I do feel the need to address two points, though, because they seem to be based on you projecting your arbitrary assumptions upon me and in direct contrast with the information I have communicated well in advance of any action taken. Kindly note that I never make arbitrary changes and I always communicate important changes well in advance.

The reasons why I had to remove features from the Core version were explained on December 1st, 2019 in this article: https://www.akeebabackup.com/news/1726-akeeba-backup-7.html

Regarding your comment about languages. First of all, accusing me of English denialism, of all things, is offensive at a deep and personal level considering I’m Greek. On verifiable facts, I was one of the first Joomla 3PDs to offer community translations in late 2006 / early 2007. Furthermore, I have explained why I had to discontinue translations since August 14th, 2018 as you can read in https://www.akeebabackup.com/news/1709-discontinuing-official-translations-part-two.html. Finally note that there are community translations for Akeeba Backup available in https://joomlatranslate.com/project/15-akeeba-backup which are based on the formerly official translations and are maintained by pretty much the same community members.
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Akeeba Backup

Version:
7.2.0
Developer:
Akeeba Ltd
Last updated:
Jun 22 2020
Date added:
Jun 05 2007
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
Free download
Includes:
c m p
Compatibility:
J3 J4 Beta
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Uses Joomla! Update System

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