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How to backup joomla website ?

Are you facing problems to take backup of  your joomla website ? If so, then here is a simple solution for you. Basically you can do the  joomla backup  using  Akeeba Backup Component. You need to install the component using install manager.After installing follow these steps.


Go to Components > Akeeba Backup and click on Configuration.


The first change to be done in the configuration section is to change the Output Directory and Temporary Directory to [SITETMP] , which means the file to be generated will be stored in the tmp folder of joomla site(be sure that the directory permission for tmp folder is set to writable ). Then change the Archiver Engine to ZIP format in the advanced configuration as we want the backup file to be in ZIP format. Save after the changes are done.



After configuration you can click on the Backup Now button and the backup process starts. The time taken for the process basically depends upon the size of the site and the sql file.Have patience till the backup process completes. Don’t interrupt or try to access files while the process is on.


After the backup is done go to Administer Backup Files. .You can find the backup file with the date and a link to download.

Now backup of Joomla site is done successfully. You can now take the backup and install it into your server or localhost . To do that you need to extract the ZIP file into your server.Now the rest of the process is like Joomla installation setup. Comment here if you face any problem during setup.

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