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Websites Backup Files (Akeeba Backup)

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

 

Why are backups important?

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

What is Akeeba?

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.

How often do we backup?

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

What is JPA?

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

Why don't we just upload all the files?

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.

What do I do with file?

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

How do I restore my site from and Akeeba backup file?

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

My backup is in parts?

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.

akeeba parts

REFERENCES 

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

 

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