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Why backup?

Hack attacks, server failures and data loss can mean disaster for your organisation. Avoid all the stress with automatic backups!

I created DataSafe Pro because I wanted automated backups for my Joomla system that 'just work'.

DataSafe Pro creates backups of your Joomla database as often as you like. With the optional subscription, you can set it to run every hour, day, week - just set it and forget it.

Easy to use

It's so easy to use - you install it and that's it - you're done! The first backup is created on install (you don't even need to enter any connection details).

After install you can choose whether to email yourself copies of backups, set the frequency schedule, and if you'd like to, set the database to automatically optimize and repair itself whenever it runs, just to keep it running at perfect efficiency.

Total peace of mind

If you ever need to restore your Joomla database to an earlier time you can either select from one of the backups stored online, or upload a backup stored on your local computer.

This upload feature also makes cloning your Joomla system very very easy (it takes about 4 clicks in total... install component, download the automatic backup, install component on your clone system, upload your saved backup, finished). Please note that you will also need to copy your Joomla files to your new system using FTP.

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Free version

  • Joomla! database backups
  • Database optimization
  • Database maintenance
  • GPL v3 License
  • Does not include support


PRO version

Includes all features plus...

  • Fully automated backups
  • 12 months support
  • 12 months PRO upgrades

Only: £19

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Your comments


There are 35 comments


February 26, 2014 - 14:25

I absolutely love this product! I've used it on 2 websites along with migrate me to move a 1.5 to a 2.5. It has worked beautifully.

I do have one questions though... the third site I am trying to back up is coming up with an error. After I run dataPRO, the backup has a size of 0kb and if I try to download it, i get a 404 - File or directory not found error. Going into the back of my site through ftp, there are no back up files there. Any idea what I'm doing wrong?

Thank you!

Reply to Jessica

Barnaby Dixon

February 27, 2014 - 04:18

Hi Jessica

Please just check that the system can write to the backup folder - you might need to temporarily change the CHMOD permissions to 0755 or even 0777.

The other possibility is that if you have a very large database, the system is timing out before it can complete the backup, and the script is crashing. If this is the case, please increase your PHP memory limit to say 256M, and the PHP timeout to say 300.

All the best, Barnaby Dixon


February 20, 2014 - 04:12

Great Extension, I´m glad I found your Site.



January 15, 2014 - 16:19


is there any possibility to use this application to move a website from one server to another? Thanks a lot,



Reply to mich

Barnaby Dixon

January 16, 2014 - 06:14

Hi there Mich

You'll need to create a backup in the first system using DataSafe Pro, and then install DataSafe Pro on the second system, upload your data and you've got it.

However, you will need to manually copy over your images folder, and any other files that you need on the second system, since DataSafe Pro works with data only, not the files and folders.

All the best
Barnaby Dixon


January 02, 2014 - 05:02

I currently have the web in an environment with php 5.3 and I need to retrieve the copy in an environment with php 5.2

Will it work?


Reply to Bosozoku

Barnaby Dixon

January 02, 2014 - 05:06

Hi there

Yes the copy will work correctly, even if it is from a system running PHP 5.2. You will need 5.3 or later to run Joomla 2.5 or 3.

All the best,
Barnaby Dixon


December 27, 2013 - 03:23

I bought the Pro Version and i get the message:
SQL=SHOW TABLES FROM `ea-entertainment`.`at` LIKE 'ea_%'

the database has the Name ""

the backups doesnt work :-(

mehdi kaveh

April 14, 2013 - 12:55

Thank you


April 05, 2013 - 20:24

Why does Data Safe Pro break the backups into two pieces? Each piece is about 300kb, is there a way to just have one piece (file) per backup?

Reply to Mayakovski

Barnaby Dixon

April 10, 2013 - 11:14

Hi there,

I am not sure what you mean - the DataSafe Pro backups are entirely contained within a single file. There is no functionality built in to split up the backup into multiple files.


Barnaby Dixon


October 21, 2012 - 16:07


I just bought this. Yes its simple to use and looks great. I assume it backs up all the contents (articles, images, videos) etc.

However, does it backup extensions, like K2 and what about Templates as well?

Otherwise I would have to restore it to a site, once I have loaded joomla with the templates and extensions. I may not remember all the extensions as well.

Also when I create the new database on the new server where I am restoring it, does it have to have identical name, username and password?


Reply to Yamin

Barnaby Dixon

October 22, 2012 - 06:51

Hi Yamin,
Thank you for your email. DataSafe Pro creates a backup of your database only - not your files, so you will need to recreate your original environment. The easiest way might be to copy your original files directly to your new site via FTP.
If you restore the database to a different site, you won't need to set up an identical MySql username or password, since the information is taken from your Joomla configuration.
All the best,
Barnaby Dixon


October 08, 2012 - 21:07

Hello There,
How about restoring to another server ( that has different IP address) , will this work smoothly as well?


Reply to Yulius

Barnaby Dixon

October 09, 2012 - 05:37

Hi Yulius,

No problem. Just create the backup in your original Joomla system, and use the 'Import backup' functionality to import the backup to your new system. The only thing to watch for is that the database prefix (defined in the global configuration settings) is the same on both systems once the new backup is imported. You can change it in configuration.php

All the best,

Barnby Dixon

Jamie Ross

September 19, 2012 - 15:55

Hi Barnaby,

I just purchased the extension and have the receipt from PayPal but so far nothing has arrived for my download. Can you advise please?

Thank you.

Reply to Jamie Ross

Barnaby Dixon

September 19, 2012 - 16:06

Hi Jamie,
Thank you for your purchase. Usually PayPal should redirect you automatically to download the extension but I'm afraid sometimes it doesn't do so. I'm emailing you separately with download instructions.
All the best,
Barnaby Dixon


September 11, 2012 - 07:14



September 05, 2012 - 08:52

tnxs for the product

Aaron Turner

August 16, 2012 - 17:48

How many sites can this bee installed on for the price?

Reply to Aaron Turner

Barnaby Dixon

August 17, 2012 - 10:37

Hi there Aaron,

You can install this on all your Joomla sites for the same price.

All the best,

Barnaby Dixon
PHP Web Design

niek bout

July 30, 2012 - 12:40

dear sir,
the datasafe pro email backup is text.
How can i get te qz attachement ?
with kind regarrds,
Niek Bout,

Reply to niek bout

Barnaby Dixon

July 30, 2012 - 13:57

Hi there

Please ensure you have disabled any other backup plugins on your system,since they sometimes interfere with DataSafe

All the best

Barnaby Dixon


June 20, 2012 - 01:55

تیم جوملا فارسی که گفتن الان رایگان ثبت نام میکنه!
اما الان میگه پولیه!

Ron Roades

May 12, 2012 - 07:52

Have been using DataSafe for a long time. Works great! One, suggestion. Add the ability to keep only a specified number of backups (e.g., the last 10) and have older backups automatically deleted and de-referenced when deleted.

Reply to Ron Roades

Barnaby Dixon

May 14, 2012 - 22:11

Hi there Ron,
Great idea - I've built that suggestion into the latest release of DataSafe Pro (version 1.1.0).
All the best - Barnaby

Tasvir Afghanistan Magazine

April 25, 2012 - 10:40

I Am Using The Pro Version And I Must Say That This Component Is A Life Saving Component.

Just Install And Enjoy This Beautiful Component.

It Will Help To Restore The Whole Site Within Few Clicks.

Really Appreciate The Work Done For This Great Component.

This Component Is A Must Use Component For News and Those Website With Daily Updates.

Regular Backup With Email Support Makes This Component A Life Saving Component.

Thanks For The Efforts.


April 12, 2012 - 03:20

بد نیست ممنون


April 01, 2012 - 05:42

Great extension,

Thanks for the special offer


March 23, 2012 - 15:42

Спасибо за спец.предложение! Очень полезное расширение!


March 23, 2012 - 05:03

10x a big!

David Gough

March 22, 2012 - 17:42

Have just downloaded and installed DataSafe Pro - thanks for the special offer!!

This is an extremely easy product to use. Created a backup in an instant with a one button click. Couldn't be simpler.

Config is kept to the essentials so again, very easy to use even for beginners. Option to email backups automatically rather than having to go into admin and download is very welcome, as is the option to choose how often to backup.

All in all this is an excellent 5-star extension.

Thanks again and keep up the great work.



March 22, 2012 - 13:29

Hi Mr Developer!

Thank you very much for this database backup component and plugin. Just installed it on my Joomla site and it works like a treat!

I am extremely happy with this.

Thanks very much!


March 22, 2012 - 07:42

Brilliant, runs on a schedule, emails you the backup, very easy to restore if needed. Can't fault it.

Anton Walker

March 22, 2012 - 06:49

Fantastic, it does everything I need, easy as anything to make a restore point and restore the whole site to yesterday or last week. No problems at all, easy 5 stars.

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