Joomla Website Backup - Joomla

How to back up a website using Joomla?

This chapter will give detailed description about Website backup in Joomla. This allows backup of files, folders and re-opens those files in Joomla.

Website Backup

Below are the simple steps used to backup the website in Joomla −

Step (1) − Click on System → Global Configuration in Joomla administrator. Below screen will be displayed.

Website backup

Step (2) − Next, click on EJB - Easy Joomla Backup at the left sidebar. You will get to see a basic editor page for Joomla Backup. Here by default, the Component tab will be displayed.

Global configuration

Below are the details of the fields present in the Component tab on the page −

  • Exclude files from backup archive – This will indicate the name of the files with the path address to be excluded from a backup archive.
  • Exclude folders from backup archive − This will indicate the name of the folders with the path address to be excluded from a backup archive.
  • Add 'DROP TABLE' instruction to dump file − This will indicate to add drop table instruction to dump files without deleting the tables by selecting either (Yes/No).
  • Add additional tables − This will indicate to add additional tables, but it should not have the same prefix.
  • Maximum number of backup files − This will indicate the maximum number of backup files.
  • Prefix for archive names − This will indicate to use prefixes for archive names of backup file.

Step (3) − After clicking on Permissions tab, below screen will be displayed.

Easy Joomla backup

Below are the details that are present on the Permissions tab −

  • Configure – This will allow the user to edit the user option.
  • Access Administration Interface − This will allow the user to access the administration interface.
  • Delete − This will allow the user in group to delete the content present in the extension.
  • Download − This will allow the user to download the backup archive file.
  • Full Backup − This will allow the user to create full backup file permission.
  • Database Backup − This will allow the user to create database backup.
  • File Backup − This will allow the user to permit creation of file backup.
  • Discover − This will allow the user to discover backup files or new entries into the database.

Toolbar

Below are the toolbar options in the Website Backup screen −

  • Save – This will save your Backup of website.
  • Save & Close – This will save the Backup of website and closes the current screen.
  • Cancel – This will cancel the created Backup of website in Joomla.

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