Who says blogging can’t be usefull? Until today, I used to make manual backups of Joomla databases. It was a time-consuming, boring process. When I complained about this process, I got a slap on the wrist by one of my readers. I should’ve done my research better!
So today, I tried implementing a solution that was suggested by Joomla big shot Brian Teeman (who, might I add, has an awesome blog built on Joomla 1.5. I’m jealous). He suggested using Lazybackup. Man, do I wish that I found out about this tool earlier!
Lazybackup 2; which can be found at lazybackup.net, is a small plug-in which makes backing up your Joomla Mysql database easy. Once you install the plug-in, it takes you two minutes tops to configure the automated back-ups. These back-ups can either be stored in a (sub)folder or e-mailed to your adress(es).
This plug-in is going to be a huge timesaver for me. I gladly recommend it to anyone who meets the following Joomla requirements:
- you run one / more Joomla 1.5 websites
- You’ve got 2 minutes to spare to set up the plug-in.
Wether you have only one website to manage or multiple, this plug-in is a must-have for anyone.