Uninstalling Akeeba Backup

Akeeba Backup can be uninstalled just like any other Joomla extension.


Uninstalling Akeeba Backup will delete your backup profiles, the list of your backup attempts (what you see in the Manage Backups page) and any backups stored in the default backup output folder which is inside Akeeba Backup's component folder. There is no further confirmation. This process is IRREVERSIBLE. If you lose your backups by uninstalling Akeeba Backup we cannot help you retrieve them, they are gone forever.

First, go the extensions manager page. From the sidebar of your Joomla! Administrator click on System. On the new page find the Manage area towards the top of the middle column and click the Extensions link.

In the Search box type Akeeba Backup package. It will show you a single item called "Akeeba Backup for Joomla package" whose Type is Package.


You might see an entry for "Akeeba Backup package" (without the "for Joomla!" part). These are older versions of Akeeba Backup, i.e. version 8 or earlier.


Only ever try to uninstall the Package type extension. DO NOT try to uninstall the component, its plugins or module individually. It will leave stuff behind.

Select the item's checkbox and click on the Uninstall button in the toolbar. The extension and all its dependencies will be automatically uninstalled.