Chapter 1. Introduction

Introducing Akeeba Backup

Akeeba Backup is a complete site backup solution for your Joomla!™ powered website. As the successor to the acclaimed JoomlaPack component, Akeeba Backup builds on its strong legacy to deliver an easy to use, yet powerful, solution to backing up, restoring and moving your site between servers of the same or different architecture.

Its mission is simple: backup your entire site - including all files and database contents - inside a standalone archive. You can then restore your entire site from the contents of this archive, without the need of installing Joomla!™ prior to the restoration. You can do so in a single click manner, without the tedious work required to set up and test external utilities, without changing your server configuration and without having to dive into obscure configuration options.

If you want absolute power and flexibility, Akeeba Backup is right for you, too! It puts you in charge of fine-tuning your backup, choosing which directories, files or database tables to exclude. It can even allow you to backup non-Joomla!™ content, as long as you specify which off-site directories and databases you want to add.

Akeeba Backup has won three J.O.S.C.A.R. awards at J and Beyond. The J.O.S.C.A.R. awards are the result of a peer voting process, where the high-end Joomla! developers and web designers participating in the J and Beyond conferences pick the top extensions for Joomla!.


If you are looking for a quick start to using the component please watch our video tutorials.