Joomla! Day Poland 2012 - Advanced Akeeba Backup - Beyond just backing up your sitePresentation Transcript
ADVANCED AKEEBA BACKUP Beyond just backing up your site
THE SIMPLE STUFF
Backup here, restore anywhereSe rver A Ser ver B
Danger, Will Robinson!Don’t restore a site on top of another site based on adifferent Joomla! series, e.g. 2.5 on top of 1.7 or 1.5on top of 2.5.For Joomla! 1.6 and later, don’t restore a site on top ofanother site, period. E.g. don’t restore a Joomla! 2.5.6site on top of Joomla! 2.5.4.
ADVANCED BACKUP STRATEGIES
Database onlyFrequently changingtables (e.g. orders)Use the Database TableExclusion ﬁlterManual restoration only
Files onlyImportant ﬁles (e.g.conﬁguration ﬁles)Use the Files andFolders Exclusion ﬁltersRestore using Kickstartor manually
Incremental ﬁles-onlyFrequently added ﬁles(e.g. media ﬁles)Based on modiﬁcationdate and timeUse with ﬁles onlybackups and quotas foreasier restorationTip: use the dateconditional ﬁlter
Advanced Site TransfersApply selective updatesto your siteRequires a lot ofplanningMore info: http://is.gd/ABAST
Encrypted archives (JPS)The content is encryptedwith AES-128Protects data whentransferred over FTP orHTTPRequires server support(mcrypt with Rijndael) insource and destinationserver
Backup to the “cloud”Automatically storebackups on Dropbox,Amazon S3 etcAmazon S3 enjoysspecial privileges. You’llsee what I mean!
Import ArchivesDetects existing archives and imports them to thedefault backup proﬁle (#1)Useful after restoring a site to a previous version...and for many other uses!
Import from S3Like import archive, works with archives stored inAmazon S3Archives needn’t be backups of the current site.
Re-upload FilesUploads archives to cloud storage services (S3, Dropbox, ...)Originally designed to work around failed transfersCan be used to upload any existing archive with a little effort
Integrated RestorationRestoring a backup archive to the same server...or any other server on the Internet, via FTP!
Site Transfer WizardSimilar to integrated restoration using FTP, but much easier touseSupports FTP, FTPS, SFTPSome servers don’t allow a full transfer
MOVE YOUR SITE LIKE A BOSS
Magic Transfer #1Backup Site A to Site B using the “Upload to remoteFTP server”Upload and run Kickstart on Site BThus you get to transfer Site A to Site B withoutdownloading anything locally!
Magic Transfer #2Backup Site A to Amazon S3Import archive from S3 to Site BUse integrated restoration to extract the archive to SiteCThus transferring Site A to Site C using anintermediate site (Site B)
Magic Transfer #3Backup Site A to Amazon S3Import from S3 to Site BModify default proﬁle (#1) to upload to Site C via FTP“Reupload” the imported archive to Site CUpload and run Kickstart to Site CThus transferring Site A to Site C using anintermediate site (Site B)
BONUS! The very simple wayAttention: You’ll need Kickstart ProfessionalBackup Site A to Amazon S3Upload Kickstart Professional to Site BLet Kickstart download the archive from S3 to Site BThe rest is the typical restoration workﬂow
IMPORT FROM S3 TO KICKSTART The Easiest Site Transfer Method
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