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.

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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!

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Fantastic piece of kit.



Posted on 19 February 2020
Functionality
Fantastic component and a must have for any Joomla website. I really liked how smooth this extension works.
Ease of use
It is very user-friendly as I mentioned before. If there is an issue, support is very good too.
Support
Don't actually need support as its very easy to use. Plug and play easy to use.
Documentation
Very in-depth documentation but I don't think you will need it. Easy to use.
I used this to: For backing up all of my websites and extremely fast and easy to use.

Super easy and must have



Posted on 12 February 2020
Functionality
I really liked how smooth this extension works. Really well built & easiest to use for beginners. I and my team highly recommend
Ease of use
It is very user-friendly as I mentioned before. If there is an issue, support is very good too.
Support
Documentation
I used this to: I used this ext all the time and it works extremely well. Strongly recommended.....

awesome and easy



Posted on 10 January 2020
Functionality
it is very easy to use and really helpful The functionality is amazing and if it's not there any new feature is created with superspeed.
Ease of use
it has made it convenient for all even new ones.Very simple to install, configure and use.
Support
the support system is awesome and very well developed No la he usado, es tan sencillo de usar que no me ha hecho falta, además el propio plugin incluye instrucciones muy claras y en español
His effort is excellent. Do not ever hesitate to use his extensions. Use his extension manager to install them. So easy, so clean, so smooth. Thanks Peter.
Documentation
No la he usado, es tan sencillo de usar que no me ha hecho falta, además el propio plugin incluye instrucciones muy claras y en español
An excellent plugin. I can place articles anywhere in my site, even other components. The shortcode is very easy and I can modify it. I can not say anything about support because I didn't need it. Thank you Peter.
I used this to: Particularly being able to access intro text and readmore in any location. Very handy for complex page foundry. Using the free version at present, but all their tools are excellent, well designed and well built and I am looking at upgrading to the bundle!
Functionality
It does exactly what is expected. The perfect way to back up the site
Ease of use
Extremely easy to install and use to back up the site. Restoration is also very smooth
Support
Documentation
I used this to: Using this to backup my site on a regular basis and it is a lifesaver extension indeed.

Excelente para respaldar



Posted on 03 November 2019
Functionality
Este componente es funcional. Permite respaldar sitios completos y restaurarlos. Aún en una nueva instalación o servidor diferente.
Ease of use
Es fácil de usar, es intuitivo y está bien organizado. Se puede utilizar la configuración automática.
Support
No hubo necesidad de solicitar soporte, con la ayuda en línea pude restaurar un sitio grande en un nuevo servidor.
Documentation
La documentación existente, en artículos y videos es útil para guiarse y poder lograr la restauración de un sitio en un nuevo servidor.
I used this to: Respaldar mis sitios en Joomla, incluso restaurar uno en un nuevo servidor.
Functionality
Faz o que promete de um jeito simples e muito fácil de se lidar. Backups e restores completos de sites, além de transferências .
Ease of use
Muito, mas muito fácil de utilizar mesmo. Para quem está começando no mundo do Joomla, esta é a primeira coisa a colocar no seu admin
Support
O suporte é muito bom, já precisei deles uma vez, e tudo correu muito bem, pessoal rápido e sem embromação
Documentation
Documentação simples e direta, muito fácil sua compreensão e dispensa na verdade o acionamento do suporte em muitas vezes
I used this to: Para um site voltado para medicina veterinária, onde temos muitos artigos próprios e um público bem seleto

Love it so much



Posted on 23 September 2019
Functionality
I really like how smooth this extension operates. Really well built and maks it easy for a beginner to use. I and my team highly recommend..
Ease of use
They made this very user-friendly as I mentioned before. Also if you have any problems you also can contact support that usually answers.
Support
Documentation
I used this to: I used this ext all the time and it works extremely well. Strongly recommend taking a look at it for your in house solution.

Super et incontournable



Posted on 08 September 2019
Functionality
Permet même dans la version de base gratuite de faire les sauvegardes du site en un clic
Ease of use
Tres conviviale, facile à utiliser , interface compact et facile
Support
Documentation
I used this to: Sauvegarde régulière de mes sites et bien entendu avant toute mise à jour
Functionality
All about backup and it is doing that task very well, can choose between zip format or jpa format
Ease of use
I love the configuration wizard, make initial configuration much easier
Support
I don't even need support for this one, it worked well out of the box
Documentation
I don't need a documentation for this extension, the work flow is very straighforward
I used this to: backup and restore many Joomla site, from Joomla 2.5 to Joomla 3

A must have



Posted on 08 August 2019
Functionality
This is like a basic extension to any site. Works simply great in making life easier.
Ease of use
This couldnt be any easier. It is fine out of the box. Just click and go. Backup done.
Support
Documentation
I used this to: Literally use it on all of my sites. Could not go without it now.
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Akeeba Backup

Version:
7.0.1
Developer:
Akeeba Ltd
Last updated:
Jan 30 2020
Date added:
Jun 05 2007
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
Free download
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Compatibility:
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