Following Artur Stępień's answer here: How to transfer a joomla content to another server?.
Be aware that using components like Akeba Backup you open your website for potential vulnerabilities (Akeba already had bugs that made many websites hacked). If you still have to use it remember to uninstall it after restoring backup.
I actually know about a past vulnerability found on Akeeba Backup. I commented on Artur's answer:
Artur, I won't agree with your statement. Because a software had once time ago a vulnerability, this doesn't mean that it can't be safe in the future and we shouldn't be using it. With the same logic, then we shouldn't also use Joomla or any other software. Current status of Akeeba is safe and it's okay to use it and developers of akeeba are working hard to keep it that way.
But Artur's reply was:
Ask any one that have knowledge about security, then let him look at Akeba code and you will have your answer. Also I have many clients stories about how Akeba f.up backup that lead them to data loss. It is not safe to use it. Consider warned.
Actually, Artur's claims come after another relative recent conversation I had with a guy from a local hosting company- who also claimed that Akeeba is insecure, so they won't allow it on their servers.
Considering the popularity and widespread use of this extension -me personally, I am installing it and using it on almost every site as I found it very handy - needless to say that I had no issues so far with it-, I am wondering what is the case with Akeeba?
Is it safe? Should it be avoided? Are you aware of certain risks, or insecurities related to Akeeba?