Now that you've installed Akeeba Backup for Joomla 2.5 and ran the post-installation configuration, you're now ready to backup your website.

To backup your Joomla 2.5 website using Akeeba Backup:

  1. Log into your Joomla 2.5 Dashboard
  2. In the top menu, hover over Extensions and click Akeeba Backup
  3. In the Akeeba Backup menu, click Backup Now
    click-backup-now
  4. Choose your Active Profile, adjust the Short description if you wish, enter a backup comment (see screenshot below), and then click Backup Now!
    start-a-new-backup
  5. The backup process will begin, and a progress meter will be shown at the bottom of the page.
    akeeba-backup-is-running

    You will receive a message when the backup process has been completed:
    backup-completed-successfully
  6. At this point, you have successfully created a Joomla 2.5 backup using the Akeeba Backup component! In future tutorials, we'll show you how to restore your site from this backup.
Continued Education in Course 206: Backing up your Joomla 2.5 website
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Section 2: Joomla 2.5 backup - Akeeba Backup Post-installation configuration
Section 4: Joomla 2.5 backup - Downloading a copy of your Akeeba Backup
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