Chapter 1. Welcome

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Remote CLI is a powerful command-line script which allows you to automate your backup management (including download backup archives) with Akeeba Backup for Joomla!, Akeeba Backup for WordPress, or Akeeba Solo. It is designed for power users and system administrators who want to automate these backup-related tasks. It uses our remote JSON API, which means that you can install the script on one machine (even your own PC) and control any number of sites, across different hosts, remotely.

Akeeba Remote CLI supports sites using Akeeba Backup for Joomla 3.3.0 (released in July 2011, running on a minimum of Joomla! 1.5 and PHP 5.1) and later, or any published version of Akeeba Backup for WordPress and Akeeba Solo. Please note that not all Remote CLI features are available on old versions of our software.

The script is shipped as a PHAR file. This is an executable PHP package which can be used with PHP 8.0 or later. The script is available for download free of charge from our site.

Alternatively, you can use Remote CLI through Docker.