Backing up your Joomla site regularly is important in preventing data loss. And with the right plugin to handle the job for you automatically, you can get your Joomla site stable and stays live. Following these rules will help ensure you never lose your info again
- Maintain a backup schedule based on your site update and blogging frequency.
- Always backup your site’s database before you install a new upgrade.
- Perform a manual backup on occasion there’s an issue with an automatic backup.
- Keep three backups in three different forms and/or places, such as in your email account, on an external hard drive, and in the cloud (Dropbox, S3, Google Drive etc).
Here, we have chosen some of the extensions which can be helpful in terms of backing up your Joomla files and databases.
Akeeba Backup is an open-source Joomla’s backup component. Its mission is simple: create a site backup that can be restored on any server. Akeeba Backup creates a full backup of your site in a single archive. Alternatively, you can make a backup of only your database, or only your files. Akeeba Backup is the reliable, easy to use, open source backup solution for your Joomla! site.
DataSafe PRO is a best Joomla extension that contains all database information. In case you system goes down by any means it will help you to restore your site efficiently. You can also automate the process of database backup and can roll back your system to an earlier point just by selecting one of the backups available. Automatically repaired and optimized during backup to maintain perfect performance is also offered by this extension.
Easy Joomla Backup
Easy Joomla Backup creates ‘old-school’ backups without any frills. All files and a full database dump are stored in one backup zip archive. With this archive you have all important data with which you can restore the website completely combined in one package. The features also includes the ability to exclude certain files or folders from your backup archive, and even more.
LazyDbBackup’s main purpose is to backup your Joomla! (only MySQL) database and send the backup file by e-mail. One parameter allows you to deactivate the e-mail feature; the backup files are then kept in a special folder which you can download by FTP when needed.
Backup Database extension is most likely the simplest extension in the backup category, you just simply have two options: to create backup files and to delete them, thus recovering some space on the server, but it’s a helpful one for sure.
Now let us know, down in the comments, which extension you are using to backup your Joomla website.