If you woke up tomorrow and find out that you site has been deleted, hacked etc. If you are doing online business, this scenario can kill your life. That’s why backup of site is very important when you are doing business with your website. Joomla also provides some extensions to backup your Joomla website. Below is a list of 8 best and free Joomla backup plugins.
Backup Database helps you to easily backup your database on the server. Extension’s interface is very intuitive and simple with 2 options. One option is for recovering or deleting space on your server where you site is and second option is to create a backup file for you database.
2. Sypex Dumper
With Sypex Dumper you can easily backup a copy of your database and also can restore the database from the file. It is more functional and faster Joomla extension and optimized for maximum performance. It is compatible to Joomla 3.x and Joomla 2.5.
jBackup System Plugin has features like sending warning message, select daily backup, save the backup file of database and sending backup file with mail. jBackup System Plugin is compatible with Joomla 2.5.
Simple Joomla Backup is compatible to Joomla 3.x and Joomla 2.5. A very simple and lightweight plugin to backup your website with restore and backup for your portal.
5. DataSafe PRO
DataSafe PRO is a best Joomla extension that contains all database information. In case you system goes down by any means it will help you to restore your site efficiently. You can also automate the process of database backup.
LazyDbBackup’s main purpose is to backup your Joomla website’s database and send the backup file to you by e-mail. One option gives you ability to deactivate the e-mail feature if you needed; the backup files are then kept in a folder (generated by plugin) which you can access anytime by FTP when needed.
Akeeba Backup is an open-source Joomla’s backup component, very different than its competition. Its mission is very simple: create a backup of entire site that can be anytime restored on any server. It has the ability to backup your website in a single archive.
With XCloner-Backup and Restore Joomla extension you can create incremental backups, compressed backups, full or partial backups, possibility to run many cron jobs at a time and possibility to clone or copy any backup to another location.