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Akeeba Backup for Joomla! (Core) Upgrade from Core to Professional

Credits: Video Training produced by Brian Teeman

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If you've made the decision to upgrade your existing Akeeba Backup Core to Akeeba Backup Professional, the installation process is fairly simple.

Once you've purchased your subscription to Akeeba Backup Professional, log in at the akeebabackup.com web site.

Once you've logged in, click on the My link and go to My Subscriptions.

Here if we scroll down you can find a Download link to Akeeba Backup Professional.

Download that to your own computer, and when that's completed go to your web site and install it just like any other extension WITHOUT uninstalling your existing Akeeba Backup Core.

So go to Extensions, Extension Manager, choose the file that you have just downloaded and click on Upload and Install.

When the installation is completed, you will receive a success message and the following welcome screen.

Go to the Components menu and select Akeeba Backup. 

And we can see a message that we need to enter our Download ID before Akeeba Backup Professional's update system will work.

This is available on your subscription page on akeebabackup.com.

So let us go back to that page.

Here is the Download ID. And the ID itself is a long string of numbers and letters.

So select it all and copy, return to your Joomla web site and paste it in.

Akeeba Backup Professional is now configured to enable you to perform live updates when a new version of Akeeba Backup Professional is released.