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Creating a backup of your Joomla 2.5 website, or any website actually, is a very important process. It's often required to restore your website to a previous version (using a backup). A very popular Joomla 2.5 backup tool is Akeeba Backup. In this tutorial series, we'll show you how to use Akeeba Backup. The very first thing you'll need to do is download and install Akeeba Backup.

To install Akeeba Backup for Joomla 2.5:

  1. Visit this url and download akeeba backup.

    When visiting the above page, click the "Akeeba Backup" heading. Then click the heading for the latest stable release. We clicked "3.4.3(Stable)". Finally, click "Download now" under Akeeba Backup Core.
  2. Log into your Joomla Admin
  3. In the top menu, hover over Extensions and click Extension Manager
  4. Under Upload Package File, click Browse and locate the file you downloaded above. Then click Upload & Install
  5. After clicking Upload & Install, you should see a message that states Installing component was successful.

    At this point, you have successfully installed Akeeba Backup for Joomla 2.5! Your next step will be to run the post-installation configuration.
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

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n/a Points
2014-10-03 4:53 am

agradecia ter esse programa

Translated by Google: grateful to have this program

n/a Points
2015-02-24 1:45 am



Under Extensions----> Extension Manager is not available in our joomla CP.



19,794 Points
2015-02-24 10:17 am
Hello Shiva,

Thank you for contacting us. We are happy to help, but will need some additional information. What version of Joomla are you using?

What 3rd party Themes/Extensions are you using?

Thank you,
n/a Points
2015-06-13 1:47 pm

I have installed Akeeba and it gave me a message t say installed successfully. When I go to Extension it is not there

31,565 Points
2015-06-15 2:29 pm
Hello Susan,

You should be able to continue with the next steps for configuration. If you cannot do so, I would try to reinstall it to see if that helps.

Kindest Regards,
Scott M

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