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Akeeba Backup for Joomla! Remote Backup with Dropbox

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Credits: Video Training produced by Brian Teeman

Transcript of this course

One feature of Akeeba Backup Professional is to allow you to automatically store the backup on a remote location.

Dropbox is a very popular option as it provides you with 2 gigabytes of cloud storage space free of charge, and it is very simple with Akeeba Backup Professional to configure your backups to be saved in to your Dropbox folder.

To begin go to the Configuration, scroll down to the processing engine.

Here you can see many options, including upload to Dropbox. Once that's selected, choose Configure.

In order for our web site to talk to Dropbox, we need to authenticate it. Click on the authentication button and a popup will open. You may be asked to login to dropbox.

Now, click on the complete authentication button. The directory that we want to store the backup in is by default the root of our dropbox account, but we can store it anywhere we want including a subdirectory.

As you can see a token has been automatically entered. Once you have configured Dropbox, Save and Close your configuration and you are now ready to perform your first backup with the files being saved in Dropbox.

Once the backup has completed, we can go to our Manage Backups and here we can see the backup just took place, it is a Remote Backup, and the files are stored remotely.

From this link we are able to bring the backup back from Dropbox directly on to our web server or our desktop.

Now every time a backup is performed by Akeeba Backup Professional, the backup file itself is being stored remotely in our Dropbox account.

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