Formally known as JoomlaPack, Akeeba Backup is a component that automatically backs up a Joomla site. This component works by making a backup of Joomla that can be restored to any server.
History of JoomlaPack (Now Akeeba Backup)
Started in 2006 as JoomlaPack, Akeeba Backup has been downloaded over 3 million times and has made its way to being one of the most downloaded Joomla extensions. It is native to Joomla 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, and will support future releases. Akeeba Backup is also an Editor's Pick in the Joomla Extensions Library.
"It (Akeeba Backup) creates a backup archive which contains all the files, a database snapshot and a restoration script" - https://www.akeebabackup.com
How Akeeba Backup Saves You Time and Headache
- One Click Backups
It only takes one click to start a backup which makes it really easy.
- Multiple File Archives
Integrated JPA and Zip archiving support for efficient transfer and backup.
- Granular Control
Provides control over directory, files and more in a simple to use interface.
- Direct Transfer
This feature allows you to duplicate an existing site to another server.
- Automation made easy
Uses CRON jobs to backup your site automatically.
- Backup Everywhere
Backup using mobile devices and from anywhere that you can connect to the internet.
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