Creating your first Akeeba Backup

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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 for the first time with Akeeba.

How 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.

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