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. David Burton of Lakeland Cottage Holidays has asked what I mean by "working backup."

What is a working Joomla backup?The answer to that question is what today's Maintenance Monday is about. You'll see a good number of ways you can be extra confident that your Joomla site backing up practices will not let you down should you ever need to restore your website, database, or both.