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.


Version 9: Joomla! 4 and later, PHP 7.2 and later. Version 8: Joomla 3.10, PHP 7.2 or later. Older versions for end–of–life Joomla and PHP versions are available on our site.

Features:

  • Automatic configuration with the Configuration Wizard.
  • The fastest and most reliable native PHP backup engine.
  • One click backups, available as backend menu items or a Joomla control panel quick icon.
  • 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!
  • Multiple backup profiles with independently managed configuration options.
  • 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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Functionality
it covers all the features needed for a joomla site to be backup.
Ease of use
very easy to use. takes a minute or two to learn, not more that that.
Support
i didn't need to ask for support, so cant comment on that. but there support forum seems very active.
Documentation
very well documented indeed. the whole process can be found in detailed text and video documentation.
I used this to: i use this backup all my sites. which are more than 50. and this one extensions give peace of mind from all kind of server related disaster.
Functionality
Has always done its job. I've Never had a problem with it. It backs up and restores flawlessly.
Ease of use
It just worked out of the box. I only had to exclude a few directories
Support
Never had to use support. Got all the support I needed from the documentation
Documentation
The tips scattered all across the interface are enough for me most of the time. There's a really solid documentation I consult when I need
I used this to: A church website

Been using it since 2013 when I started to learn to build websites. Even at that point, it wasn't difficult at all using it. I never had to look for another backup extension.

So helpful!



Posted on 02 October 2021
Functionality
What a gain of time to backup and restaure your websites, loads of hours and headakes avoided! thank you so much!!!!
Ease of use
Easy to handle your backups and restaure your websites, with very well explained video tutoriels, thanks again!!!!!!
Support
Documentation
I used this to: I use Akeeba backup for all my Joomla websites, and since many years now ! One of the best extension ever!

Best Joomla Backup Solution



Posted on 26 September 2021
Functionality
Probably the most valuable Joomla (3&4) extension on the market. Covers all my needs
Ease of use
Very easy to use. Allows automated backups according diverse setting parameters
Support
Did not need it so far. Works perfect, never had issues till now.
Documentation
Very well documented. The extension and every single parameter is well explained.
I used this to: I using it on all mananged Joomla sites (own and customer sites) (Versions 3 & 4)
Functionality
Comprehensive and easy solution to cover backup and restore without issues (which latter can often be a huge headache!)
Ease of use
Straightforward, slick and well-structured software, both the backup solution and the restore script.
Support
Documentation
I used this to: Regular backups of my site and backing up before installing plugins or making bigger changes
Functionality
This extension saved me lots of time. Its functionality is incredible robust.
Ease of use
It seems a bit complicated but after a few time using, it is really easy to use.
Support
I did not need support because everything I needed was documented.
Documentation
Very very good documented extension. I did not need anything else. All i need was well-explained.
I used this to: This is my one of the main extension that i used almost for every project. I installed to every website I do.
Functionality
Without Akeeba, developing and maintaining a web site Joomla would simply not be possible.
Ease of use
Install, Auto configure, tweak the backup name, and go for it. It has the "It Works" functionality that is to be expected.
Support
Support questions are answered promptly. From an idiot beginner to someone with a collection of sites the response has been superb.
Documentation
Excellent. And the associated blogs and commentary are superb ...
I used this to: Backing up ALL of the eight sites I seem to have collected. And then on my local pc, I use KickStart to PROVE the backups are ok - a very necessary process. Akeeba makes it all very easy !
Functionality
It does what its meant to do backup your files to where you specify...
Ease of use
Really easy to install,easy to configure and easy to use..Has a great configuration wizard..
I used this to: backing up my joomla site before making changes and installs of plugins modules ect..
Functionality
This does EVERYTHING I ever wanted, and more! Full backups, partial, incremental, and the list goe on.
Ease of use
Very easy to use, and great documentation and Q&A if I want to dig deeper
Support
1st class, and quick! On the rare occasion when I do have to reachout, the response is always detailed and helpful.
Documentation
Great documentation. Most often find what I'm looking for. Great Q&A too.
I used this to: I live with this software every day, all day - Doing backups, restores, migrating from local to online, and copying website to sandbox locations. Never a problem!

Thank You!



Posted on 24 December 2020
Functionality
This was the first extension I paid for, along with Admin Tools.
Ease of use
Pretty painless to set up parameters for automatic, regular backups with a reasonable retention policy.
Support
Documentation
I used this to: Backing up "my" websites. Moving a local site to a "real" site and vice-versa.
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Akeeba Backup

Version:
9.2.0
Developer:
Akeeba Ltd
Last updated:
Mar 31 2022
2 months ago
Date added:
Jun 05 2007
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
Free download
Includes:
c m p
Compatibility:
J3 J4
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Uses Joomla! Update System

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