Released on: Thursday, 13 February 2014 02:45
WebDAV support (Professional release only). You can now automatically upload backup archives to any WebDAV-enabled storage service. This allows you to connect to more than 40 (yes, forty!) new cloud storage engines including the frequently asked Box.com and Copy.com storage services.
Upload Kickstart with the backup (Professional release only). You can now tell Akeeba Backup to upload kickstart.php at the same time it uploads your backup archive to remote storage (e.g. FTP or SFTP), allowing you to perform an easy site move without ever leaving the comfort of your browser. Yes, it works on mobile devices, too (using a tablet is strongly recommended)!
"Large site scanner" engine. Our regular file scanner engine ("Smart scanner") works best when you don't have directories with hundreds or thousands of files, or very deeply nested directories with over 100 files each. The new "Large site scanner" engine is optimised exactly for those sites, e.g. very active blogs, news sites, e-commerce sites with tons of images etc.
Improved System Restore Points. On popular request, our System Restore Points feature now supports virtually every type of extension package available for Joomla!, including the all-important "package" and "library" types. Moreover we have identified and fixed a bug which would prevent you from taking System Restore Points for components.
Stability improvements. We have identified and addressed several issues caused by unscrupulous host and user interaction with our software. Instead of failing out cold, our software will now attempt to detect these external problems and work around them. If it's not possible a warning will be issued, pointing you to the right direction for fixing the root cause yourself.
This version requires PHP 5.3, 5.4 or 5.5. The rationale behind this is explained in our statement of mid-February 2013. It won't install on hosts running PHP 5.2 or earlier. PHP 5.3.4 or later is required, due to show-stopper bugs in earlier versions of PHP 5.3. Moreover, due to the necessary Joomla! API changes found only in Joomla! 2.5.6 or later, this version will not install on Joomla! 2.5.5 or earlier versions. In any case, it will tell you exactly why it cannot be installed (minimum PHP or Joomla! version not satisfied).
This version of Akeeba Backup can be installed on Joomla! 2.5.6 or any later 2.5.x release, as well as any 3.2.x release. It is not compatible with Joomla! 3.0 or 3.1. These versions of Joomla! are old and vulnerable. If you are using them please upgrade to 3.2.