Basic configuration

  • Step 1: You click on the Components, Akeeba Backup menu item.
  • Step 2:  In the Control Panel page which loads, click on the Configuration button.
  • Step 3: Locate the Archiver Engine setting in the pane titled Advanced Configuration.
  • Step 4: Click the button labeled Configure… next to it in order for the detailed settings to display.You should get something like this:

How To Backing Up Your Site To A Cloud Storage Service In Akeeba?

  • Step 5: Select the “Custom…” option and type in 20 in the text box that appears to the right of the drop-down. This setting will chunk our backup archive into multiple files, the maximum size of each one being the value of this setting.

Using Amazon S3

  • Step 1: In the Configuration page, right below the Archiver Engine setting there’s another setting called Data processing engine.
  • Step 2: Use the drop-down to select the Upload to Amazon S3 value,
  • Step 3: You click the button titled Configure next to it.
Setting up the Amazon S3 engine
  • Step 1: In this configuration details pane you have to enter your Amazon S3 Access key and Private key.
  • Step 2:  Click on your name towards the top of the page and then click on Security Credentials. Follow the instructions on that page to create a new Access and Private key pair.
  • Step 3: Click on Save to store the changed settings.
  • Step 4: Back to the Akeeba Backup Professional Control Panel, click on the Backup Now icon. It’s backup time!

Making your backups accessible by other Amazon S3 accounts

Using Amazon’s graphical interface
  1. Create bucket to store backups in.
  2. Log into the AWS Management Console.
  3. Click on the “IAM” tab.
  4. Click Users under the Navigation section.
  5. Click Create New Users.
  6. Enter the name of the new user.
  7. Copy & paste the credentials to a text editor.
  8. Click on the newly created user.
  9. Go to the user’s Permissions tab.
  10. Click Incline Policy and then Attach Policy.
  11. Choose Custom Policy.
  12. Enter the following Policy Document.
  13. Click Apply Policy.
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