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Akeeba Backup for Joomla!

Akeeba Backup User's Guide

Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos

Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.3 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the appendix entitled "The GNU Free Documentation License".

Abstract

This book covers the use of the Akeeba Backup site backup component for Joomla!™ -powered web sites. It does not cover any other software of the Akeeba Backup suite, including Kickstart and the desktop applications which have documentation of their own. Both the free Akeeba Backup Core and the subscription-based Akeeba Backup Professional editions are completely covered.

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


Table of Contents

I. User's Guide to Akeeba Backup for Joomla!
1. Introduction
Introducing Akeeba Backup
What can I use Akeeba Backup for?
A typical backup/restoration work flow
Server environment requirements
2. Installation, updates and upgrades
Installing Akeeba Backup
Installing or manually updating the extension
Install from URL
Upload and install.
Manual installation
The installation / update broke my site!
Upgrading from Core to Professional
Automatic updates
Entering your Download ID
Uninstalling Akeeba Backup
Requesting support and reporting bugs
3. Using the Akeeba Backup component
Menu items
Control Panel
Backup
Configuration
Manage Backups
Restore Latest Backup
Site Transfer Wizard
What to do if you don't have any menu items to Akeeba Backup
Pages outside the Control Panel panes
Common navigation elements
The Control Panel
Warning and error messages in the Control Panel
Editing the component's Options
Basic Operations
Profiles Management
Configuration Wizard
Configuration
The main settings
Basic Configuration
Advanced configuration
Site overrides
Optional filters
Quota management
Fine tuning
Database dump engines
Native MySQL Backup Engine
File and directories scanner engines
Smart scanner
Large site scanner
Archiver engines
ZIP format
JPA format
Encrypted Archives (JPS format)
DirectFTP
DirectFTP over cURL
DirectSFTP
DirectSFTP over cURL
ZIP using ZIPArchive class
Data processing engines
No post-processing
Upload to CloudMe
Upload to Microsoft Windows Azure BLOB Storage service
Upload to RackSpace CloudFiles
Upload to OVH Object Storage
Upload to pCloud
Upload to DreamObjects
Upload to Dropbox (v2 API)
Send by email
Upload to OneDrive (LEGACY)
Upload to OneDrive and OneDrive for Business
Upload to Remote FTP server
Upload to Remote FTP server over cURL
Upload to Google Storage (Legacy S3 API)
Upload to Google Storage (JSON API)
Upload to Google Drive
Upload to iDriveSync
Upload to Amazon S3 (Legacy API)
Upload to Amazon S3
Upload to Remote SFTP server
Upload to Remote SFTP server over cURL
Upload to SugarSync
Upload to WebDAV
Upload to Box.net / Box.com
Backup now
Manage Backups
Integrated restoration
Manage remotely stored files
Discover and import archives
View Log
Include data to the backup
Multiple Databases Definitions
Off-site Directories Inclusion
Exclude data from the backup
Files and Directories Exclusion
Database Tables Exclusion
RegEx Files and Directories Exclusion
Regular Expressions recipes for files and directories
RegEx Database Tables Exclusion
Regular Expressions recipes for database tables
Automating your backup
Taking backups automatically
Front-end backup, for use with CRON
Remote JSON API
Native CRON script
Alternative CRON script
Checking for failed backups automatically
Front-end backup failure check, for use with CRON
CRON script for backup failure check
Alternative CRON script for backup failure check
Site Transfer Wizard
4. Miscellaneous Extensions (Modules, Plugins)
Action Log
Installer
Quick Icon
Update Check
Backup on Update
5. Restoring backups and general guidelines
General guidelines for backing up and restoring your site
Guidelines for storing your backups remotely / "cloud backup"
Restoring your backups
Troubleshooting restored sites
Unorthodox: the emergency restoration procedure
6. Information for removed or canceled features
Microsoft OneDrive for Business [THIS ARTICLE IS NO LONGER VALID]
II. Security information
7. Introduction
Foreword
Why you need to care about ownership and permissions?
8. How your web server works
Users and groups
Users
Groups
How users and groups are understood by UNIX-derived systems
Ownership
Process ownership
File ownership
Permissions
The three types of permissions
What permissions can control
Permissions notation
The textual notation
The octal notation
9. Securing your Akeeba Backup installation
Access rights
Securing the output directory
Securing file transfers
III. Appendices
A. The JPA archive format, v.1.2
B. The JPS archive format, v.2.0
C. GNU Free Documentation License

 #31500: about auto renew

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 #31498: Akeeba Backup ignores user setting 'get system e-mails NO' - all super users get frontend backup notification e-mails!

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Latest post by gba on Thursday, 04 July 2019 00:35 CDT Created on Wednesday, 03 July 2019 10:20 CDT by gba

 #31292: Timeout and ALICE missing after upgrade

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Latest post by alcoholjustice on Tuesday, 25 June 2019 17:17 CDT Created on Thursday, 25 April 2019 22:35 CDT by alcoholjustice

 #31287: Backup & Restore not working

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Latest post by drpeeling on Tuesday, 25 June 2019 17:17 CDT Created on Wednesday, 24 April 2019 10:15 CDT by drpeeling

 #31284: Akeeba Backup not completing

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Latest post by scomil808 on Tuesday, 25 June 2019 17:17 CDT Created on Tuesday, 23 April 2019 10:45 CDT by scomil808

 #31475: The log analyzer has detected one or more backup issues.

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Latest post by Valtari on Tuesday, 25 June 2019 07:17 CDT Created on Tuesday, 25 June 2019 02:31 CDT by Valtari

 #31267: SOLVED: Akeebabackup Database Tables are Corrupt

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Latest post by grafixnetz on Monday, 24 June 2019 17:17 CDT Created on Sunday, 21 April 2019 06:11 CDT by grafixnetz

 #31285: S3 - Error when choosing the backup file needed

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Latest post by mdube on Sunday, 23 June 2019 17:17 CDT Created on Tuesday, 23 April 2019 14:48 CDT by mdube

 #31286: Restore not working

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Latest post by drpeeling on Sunday, 23 June 2019 17:17 CDT Created on Wednesday, 24 April 2019 05:03 CDT by drpeeling

 #31269: Akeeba Backup - An unhandled Exception has been detected

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Latest post by lbohler on Saturday, 22 June 2019 17:17 CDT Created on Monday, 22 April 2019 08:31 CDT by lbohler

 #31268: running out of resources restoring backup

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Latest post by josflachs on Saturday, 22 June 2019 17:17 CDT Created on Monday, 22 April 2019 01:14 CDT by josflachs

 #31263: remote backup quotas not working as expected

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Latest post by snowgoose on Thursday, 20 June 2019 17:17 CDT Created on Friday, 19 April 2019 17:45 CDT by snowgoose

 #31440: error backup Akeeba Pro

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Latest post by Valtari on Wednesday, 12 June 2019 04:37 CDT Created on Wednesday, 12 June 2019 04:11 CDT by Valtari

 #31411: Backing up to iDrive (not iDriveSync)

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Latest post by nicholas on Tuesday, 04 June 2019 00:49 CDT Created on Sunday, 02 June 2019 13:13 CDT by trogladyte

 #31395: Linking to sync.com

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Latest post by trogladyte on Wednesday, 29 May 2019 12:57 CDT Created on Tuesday, 28 May 2019 19:00 CDT by trogladyte

 #31398: Restoring process on MAMP Pro failed

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Latest post by Kaleidoman on Wednesday, 29 May 2019 01:09 CDT Created on Wednesday, 29 May 2019 00:18 CDT by Kaleidoman

 #31368: jpa fle not being writen to adminirator/components/com_akeeba/backup/

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Latest post by tampe125 on Thursday, 23 May 2019 03:31 CDT Created on Wednesday, 22 May 2019 10:17 CDT by egr

 #31350: Backup from an Obsolete id number

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Latest post by homebuy1 on Wednesday, 15 May 2019 07:48 CDT Created on Wednesday, 15 May 2019 07:18 CDT by homebuy1

 #31216: Restored Backup Issue

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Latest post by tclarke1965 on Thursday, 09 May 2019 17:17 CDT Created on Monday, 08 April 2019 15:03 CDT by tclarke1965

 #31194: Using Akeeba as a way to make a failover backup server?

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Latest post by maestroc on Saturday, 04 May 2019 17:17 CDT Created on Wednesday, 03 April 2019 21:20 CDT by maestroc

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