Websites Backup Files (Akeeba Backup)

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Here are the most commonly asked questions about the Akeeba backup file we send to our clients.

 

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They can be used to restore your site if your hosting goes down, domain expires, or you accidentally break your website.  It is also a copy of all the work that you paid YellowWebMonkey to do

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Akeeba Backup creates a site backup that can be restored on almost any hosting. It creates a full backup of your site in a single archive. The archive contains all the files, a database snapshot and an installer similar in function to the standard Joomla! installer.

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Our maintenance clients have weekly or monthly backups run of thier site depending on the plan.

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JPA is a file format that zips every file and the site database into one file.

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Manually downloading all the files is not an effective use of time or disk space.  Typically, sites have around 4000 files and that would require a massive amount of space on a compluter or cloud storage platform.

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Simply download and keep in a safe place ensuring you can retrieve it if you are ever asked for it.

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The easiest way is to hire a web designer like YellowWebMonkey because a simple process for an experienced designer/programmer. If you are tech savvy you can use this tool: https://www.akeebabackup.com/products/akeeba-kickstart.html}

 Common Questions

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Depending on how big your site is Akeeba may break the backup into parts to prevent any timeouts while running the backup.  If this happens you must upload all parts: .jpa, .j01, .j02, etc.

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REFERENCES 

https://www.akeebabackup.com/documentation/troubleshooter/kscantextract.html 
https://www.akeebabackup.com/documentation/quick-start-guide/using-kickstart.html 

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