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Chapter 1. Introduction

What is Akeeba Backup?

Akeeba Backup is a complete site backup solution for your Joomla!™ powered website. It will take a copy of your entire site – files and database data – and put it in a backup archive file. You can restore the backup archive file on the same or a different site, even a completely different server. The restoration uses a web installer script. The installer script is included in the backup archive itself.

You do not need separate files and database backups. You do not need third party tools to restore your backups. You do not need to edit Joomla configuration files or database data manually. This is all handled automatically for you.

More than that, Akeeba Backup is putting you in control of your data. If you so with you can fine-tuning your backup choosing which directories, files or database tables to exclude.

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If you are looking for a quick start to using the component please watch our video tutorials.