Akeeba Backup for Joomla!

#8380 Can I do this with Akeeba?

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Joomla! version
PHP version
Akeeba Backup version

I'm not highly experienced with Joomla but am a fast learner.

To what extent can your software help me do the following:
1. get an already published joomla website to local machine and test various components/modules/plugins
2. have multiple local joomlas, same versions, e.g. two for each site - one for testing components/templates, and let's say a local "clean" one but for working on content, if needed - and how many possible, any limitations?
3. incremental content update or something similar.
Once I am happy with the clean local version, I might need to update daily but might not be always online - how easy/difficult is to replicate exact similar site from local to online - my new articles/structure - without affecting/losing other users inputs?

Please let me know about the 3 points, and, if satisfactory answers, I will have no hesitation in paying for the Pro version.

Thank you very much

[ol][li]That is exactly what Akeeba is designed to do. It makes a complete copy of your site's files and dumps the database, adds an installer similar to Joomla!'s installer and packages the whole thing in a compressed archive file.[/li][li]Having multiple installations would not be a function of Akeeba, but a function of your web server. It is easy to put different sites in subfolders, but this can have effects on SEF settings, etc. Using subdomains on a local server can be challenging. :)[/li][li]Akeeba is not intended to do incremental restores. It can export only selected tables, but restoring the tables requires intimate knowledge of how the various tables are related. Content depends on user, categories, sections, etc.[/li][/ol]

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