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joined:May 6, 2004
I have a joomla 1.7 site. I was fiddling with one of the pages and lost part of the content in an article.
I can fix this by simply enough. However, it got me to thinking about the depth of my backups.
I am running Akeeba backup now, the latest version. I have a backup prior to the change. However, I don't want to restore the entire site. Right now, I am in the process of extracting the downloaded version of the site. I undertand that there is a way to get the content for one article that way.
1. Are there any tools that can take periodic snapshots of the site? I did see some version extensions and may try them. I was also thinking about the possibility of a site downloader since this site is less than 150 pages.
2. Has anyone done what I am attempting with Joomla/akeeba? From the documentation I saw, it said it would take 'ten minutes'. I did set up php and msql for my local windows machine. The idea is that you download the backup file, extract it, then get it running on your local machine, find the article, copy and paste to your live site. .. THAT WILL TEACH ME NOT TO SCREW UP.
As I think about it, I'm leaning toward running akeeba to recover from a total crash or irrecoverable hack but to also run a site downloader to make periodic snapshots of the content as well as running some type of version tool. (ie belt, suspenders and safey pins. )