The Joomla Training Cohort has been launched!

Please send any feedback or bug reports to  

In many of my tutorials I encourage Joomla fans to have a "working backup" before they perform maintenance and other processes on their #joomla site. One viewer has asked what I meant by "working backup." The answer to that question is what today's Maintenance Monday is about.




  • Title: "What is a Working Joomla Backup? Maintenance Monday Live Stream #020 - YouTube"
    - Hosted by Tim Davis on January 1st, 2018
    - Tim wishes viewers a Happy New Year and discusses New Year's resolutions.
    - Viewer David Burton asked about the term "working backup" for Joomla websites.
    - Tim explains that a working backup means having a backup that you're confident you can restore.
    - Tim suggests running a copy of your Joomla site separately in another folder and database to ensure a truly working backup.
    - Tim shares a cautionary tale about a friend losing data due to unreliable backups.
    - Tim emphasizes the importance of having multiple backups, including daily backups and backups from web hosting providers.
    - Tim mentions scheduling backups with Akeeba Backup and using cloud storage services like Dropbox.
    - Tim talks about secondary tools like Installatron for creating backups.
    - Tim advises against using Installatron for updating Joomla sites.
    - Tim discusses downloading the Joomla site's database for safekeeping.
    - Tim mentions having a tutorial on database backup and restoration.

Monday Maintenance 020


😴👌Watch Me Work live streams ►    • Find and Replace ...  

Here are some of the links mentioned in this Live Stream - and some others:

Contact Tim Davis ► This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Joomla Training Cohort ► ►

MigrateMe 4 ►

Stageit for Joomla ►    • First Look at Sta...  

Backing Up Your Joomla Site with Akeeba ►    • How to Backup a J...  

Better Frontend Link ►

FOLLOW US ON TWITTER! ► @basicjoomla


Interesting blog? Like it on Facebook, Post it or share this article on other bookmarking websites.

Written by:
Tim Davis is the founder and owner of Cybersalt.
Log in to comment

Add comment