Please, keep your attention: as Joomla! team decided to no more disallow "media" folder access in robots.txt, if you are using LazyDbBackup on recent versions of Joomla!, you need to modify your robots.txt by adding :

Allow: /media/*/
Disallow: /media/

A new version of this plugin will be published soon, using another folder for temporary dump files

How to use LazyDbBackup?

LazyDbBackup is based on LazyBackup by Stefan Granholm. (GNU/GPL 2 or over license). This plugin was modified to run with Joomla! 1.6 and internationalised. It comes now in three languages: English, French and German (many thanks to Nathalie Laurent from for this german translation). And now Spanish language for version 3.0 by Jorge Ferreira from and Italian language by Giovanni Roli (see below).

Its purpose is to backup your Joomla! MySQL database and send the backup file by e-mail. One parameter allows you to deactivate the e-mail feature; the backup files are then kept in a special folder which you can download by FTP when needed.

LazyDbBackup comes in two versions, one for Joomla! 1.5 

and one for Joomla! 2.5

(compatible 1.6/1.7)

New 30/06/2013 : new version 2.5 3.0 and 3.x compatible including Italian translation by Giovanni Roli. Many thanks to him !

July 9th,2011: corrected bug when sending backup to multiple email addresses . Thanks to Gerald Berger (Gary's CookBook)

December 10th, 2014 : some servers don't allow to use MySQL, only MySQLi or PDO, so there are two versions for testing of LazyDbBackup using MySQLi or PDO (both for Joomla! 2.5 and 3.x). Prior test the PDO version:

If they are errors, please try MySQLi version:

It is installed with the standard Joomla! extensions installer; you only need to set the appropriate parameters and activate the plugin.


LBChecker (a module for LazyBackup, by was modified to run with LazyDbBackup, and renamed LDBChecker. It allows you to manage the backup files from the Joomla! administration panel. (GNU/GPL 2 or over license)

LBChecker also comes in two versions : 


(compatible 1.6/1.7/2.5/3.0/3.1)

I jope I will soon be able to illustrate with a few print-screen images the installation and the parameters settings for these extensions.

If you experience any difficulty with LazyDbBackup, please let me know by using this contact form

Message from Stefan Granholm, on 09/15/2010 :
"Im very happy to hear its been updated for 1.6 :o)
And am very happy to see your work to, and I think its a very goog thing to joomla, if not the best extension ;o)
this is what sharing is about, helping each other and make it free for all .Very good day to you.
stefan granholm"