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Akeeba Backup for Joomla!

Akeeba Backup for Joomla!

version 3.10.2 Stable

Released on: Saturday, 08 March 2014 18:00

Release Notes

Release highlights

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.

PHP 5.3, 5.4 or 5.5 is required

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).

Joomla! 2.5 and 3.2 are supported

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.

Changelog

Bug fixes

  • [LOW] Step and substep not shown during database backup
  • [LOW] The backup archive size was reported incorrectly when the "Process each part immediately" option is enabled
  • [MEDIUM] WebDAV fails when the base URL does not contain a trailing slash (e.g. Box.com's base URL)
  • [MEDIUM] WebDAV over SSL (HTTPS) fails on hosts without a system-wide certificate authority root

New features

  • [PRO] CRON script to check for failed backups
  • [PRO] Special ANGIE versions for WordPress, phpBB and miscellaneous PHP scripts allow you to backup and restore even more sites and scripts!

Miscellaneous changes

  • Instruct browsers to NOT auto-complete password fields in the configuration page. Some browsers will STILL perform auto-completion.
  • Live Update now uses database storage to solve issues with it getting stuck on some sites
  • Live Update now uses the same Bootstrap style as the rest of the component
  • Now using the built-in Joomla! extensions updater instead of Live Update to deliver updates
  • The size of the failed backup is stored when the backup record is being cleaned up automatically
  • Update backup duration after post-processing is finished, giving more accurate information about backups uploading their archives to remote storage

Removed features

  • Removing the obsolete "Akeeba Backup Notification Module"

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