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There are two editions of Akeeba Backup: Akeeba Backup Core and Akeeba Backup Professional. They are targeting different user groups, based on their experience level and what they want to use Akeeba Backup for.

Akeeba Backup Core is the Free (as in "free speech" and as in "free beer") contains the necessary features to have a complete backup, restoration and site migration solution for your Joomla!-powered websites. It's what 95% of our users will ever use. While it includes all the essential filters, it is missing some of the most advanced features which are appealing only to web professionals. We recommend it for first-time users, regular webmasters and those who want to evaluate the software.

Akeeba Backup Professional, on the other hand, is the version distributed for a fee which has those extra features only useful to non-standard site setups, advanced users and web professionals. We recommend it for power users and web professionals who want to exploit the maximum potential of the software.

To help you decide if Akeeba Backup Professional is worth trying, we have compiled the following comparison table:

FeatureCoreProfessional
Akeeba Backup Component Features
Backup your entire site and its database with a single click Yes Yes
Restoration script (ABI or ANGIE) included in the backup archive
We are the only ones to offer self-contained backup archives
Yes
Yes
User interface translations into many languages
(optional download)
Yes
Yes
Automatically fine-tune the configuration to suit your preferences and server setup Yes Yes
Configuration encrypted with strong 128-bit AES cryptography
No
Yes
ACL: fine-grained permissions, controlling which Akeeba Backup features each user can access

Yes

Yes

Generate standard ZIP or custom JPA format backup archive files, including split ZIP/JPA Yes Yes
Direct server-to-server transfer of your site over FTP/FTPS (DirectFTP)
No
Yes
Direct server-to-server transfer of your site over SFTP (DirectSFTP) No Yes
Site Transfer Wizard: transfer your site directly to a new server over with FTP/SFTP/FTPS No Yes
AES-128 encrypted archives (JPS format) No Yes
Optimized database dump (Extended INSERTs) Yes Yes
Front-end backup feature allowing scheduled (CRON) backups and backup using PDA / Cell Phone
Front-end CRON functionality requires third party software (e.g. curl) and web access
Yes Yes
Efficient native command-line PHP scripts for use in CRON scheduling
No
Yes
Multiple backup profiles Yes Yes
Backup only your site's database or only your files No Yes
Incremental files only backup No Yes
System Restore Points: automatically backup your extensions before updating them No Yes
Administer your backup files (download, delete) Yes Yes
Import arbitrary archive files
No
Yes
Restore your backup files from within the component
(full site backup archives only)
No
Yes
Exclude arbitrary directories, files or directory contents
(individual item selection)
Yes Yes
Exclude database tables or table contents only
(individual item selection)
Yes Yes
Regular expressions (PCRE) file, directory and database filters No Yes
Option to exclude non-Joomla! database tables
No
manual,
slow
Yes
fully automated,
very fast
Exclude components, modules, plug-ins, templates and languages with a single click No Yes
Include extra MySQL databases in the backup set No Yes
Include off-site directories in the backup set No Yes
Send backup archives to yourself by email
 
No
Yes
Send backup archives to any FTP server No Yes
Cloud  Backup Store backup archives on Amazon S3 and restore from archives stored there No
Yes

Cloud  Backup Store backup archives on DropBox, Box.com, Google Storage,

                       iDriveSync, SugarSync, RackSpace CloudFiles,

                       Microsoft Windows Azure BLOB Storage

No Yes
Fine-grained quota management, even for remote files No Yes

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