Chapter 1. Welcome

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Remote CLI is a powerful command-line script which allows you to automate your backups, download backup archives and even update Akeeba Backup. It is designed for power users and system administrators who want to automate these Akeeba Backup-related tasks. It uses Akeeba Backup's remote JSON API, which means that you can install the script on one machine (even your own PC!) and control any number of sites, across different hosts, remotely.

The script is shipped as a PHAR file. This is an executable PHP package which can be used with PHP 5.2.7 or later (PHP 5.3.1 or later recommended). The script is available for download free of charge from