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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Akeeba Backup has won six J.O.S.C.A.R. awards at J and Beyond. Download it for free to find out why!

Joomla! 3.4 and later, PHP 5.4 and later (including PHP 7). We have older versions for Joomla! 1.5 to 3.3 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.
  • Integrated restoration for same server restoration.
  • 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.
  • Unattended backup mode (CRON job scheduling), fully compatible with Webcron.org
  • 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 is free of charge, its support is not. We can't tell you what you need to get support because of JED censorship, but you can find out about it on our site. In any case, Akeeba Backup's documentation, video tutorials, troubleshooting wizard and reading the public tickets is free of charge.

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

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Posted on 27 September 2015
Functionality
I tried to upload my local site to a live server but I had lots of problems with the DBs. But with Akeeba everything was uploaded correctly!
Ease of use
With the video tutorial everything was easy!
Support
Documentation
I used this to: Uploading my site from a local server to a live server.
Functionality
I have used Akeeba for many years without difficulty. Usually works first time everytime
Ease of use
Reasonably straight forward. I have used it a long time so I may be too familiar with it.
Support
I find the idea that the whole support site is closed over the weekend very strange and not really a 21st century solution.
Documentation
Pretty good.
I used this to: Backup and Restore - moving sites between servers prior to major upgrades
Owner's reply: Thank you for your feedback. We had two choices regarding support. Outsourcing it to non developers who cannot deal with the very delicate nature of backup and security software support requests or have our developers provide support. We chose the latter because we don't feel like ripping you off for subpar support. Our developers are humans and need some rest, during the weekend.

We did use to let our support system open on weekends. 98% of the tickets filed on weekend and replied to on Monday got no response. Or of the rest 2% half of them were closed by clients as no longer relevant, since they found the answer in the documentation. That's why we no longer let the support open on weekends. It does not offer any added value to you and is more likely to frustrate than help.

Excellent



Posted on 05 September 2015
Functionality
It is excellent and necessary to have a Joomla site.
Ease of use
Both the maintenance admin panel and the import wizard are easy and natural to use.
Documentation

The only way to go.



Posted on 04 September 2015
Functionality
perfect
Ease of use
perfect
Support
perfect
Documentation
perfect
I used this to: every single site

Exelente



Posted on 19 August 2015
Functionality
Lo utilizo regularmente y funciona como espero
Ease of use
Sencillo de utilizar, intuitivo
Documentation
Functionality
Akeeba is easy to use and an invaluable part of any Joomla site
Ease of use
Even a relative beginner like myself is able to successfully take backups and restore them.
Documentation
Very detailed
I used this to: Both of the sites I have made so far.
Functionality
I use it to back up my site and to create test sites. It will do more than I need. With paid it'll do even more, like scheduled backups.
Ease of use
So easy, just click Backup to save site and DB together. To restore, transfer file, upload Kickstart.php, update site info. Press Start. :)
Support
Never had to file a support request, which alone in my book says something, right? I do see on forums that they do appear attentive.
Documentation
Their documentation is great though, even helps me solve problems not related to the software that Joomla forums did not do for me.
I used this to: Backing up my site & creating test sites. Software makes it is so easy and quick to take a backup & download a copy (optional), that I do it more often now. Support loves it when I create exclusive test sites for them, that they can make changes too w/o affecting the live site.

MUST HAVE



Posted on 28 July 2015
Functionality
TOP
Ease of use
Very easy
Support
Great
Documentation
Excellent
I used this to: Personal website
Functionality
A lot of features and possibilities, the most complete integration that i’ve come across
Ease of use
Easy to use, the installation and configuration were very quick and easy
Support
The best part of this extension is the support, very user friendly as it should be
Documentation
You find almost everything that you may need to know in the tutorial
I used this to: building a marketplace to sell both physical and intangible products. I was scaried to use complex extensions such as virtuemart and i found a great solution with this extension. Keep up the good work!

A must Have



Posted on 21 July 2015
Functionality
This component should be a Core Joomla component. This is the first extension I automatically install in Joomla.
Thank you very much for the
Ease of use
Very very Easy
Documentation
I used this to: Every site I develop with Joomla
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Akeeba Backup

Version:
6.3.3
Developer:
Akeeba Ltd
Last updated:
Feb 18 2019
Date added:
Jun 05 2007
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
Free download
Includes:
c m p
Compatibility:
3
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Uses Joomla! Update System

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