(Joomla) Review: Lazybackup

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. 

2 thoughts on “(Joomla) Review: Lazybackup”

  1. Thanks – but don’t you want a bit more than your database to be backed up?
    Like all of Joomla’s files (some which you might have changed?).

    Then try AkeebaBackup – with its Remote Control (or if you get the Pro version – command line/cron job backups).
    With Remote Control and the plugin you can schedule backups with no human intervention.

    Restore is also pretty awesome too – all automated, it makes the restore of your site easy (should you ever need to move or copy it).

    Check it out here: http://www.akeebabackup.com/akeeba-backup-for-joomla/index.html

  2. H,

    thanks for the suggestion. I was initially just looking for a tool to back-up databases because I *assume* that my hosting providers do their part in making back-ups.

    I’ll look into this tool too, though, and I’ll let you know what I think about it. If you’ve got any other tips, just let me know 😉

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