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Akeeba Backup for Joomla!

Akeeba Backup for Joomla!

version 7.1.1 Stable

Released on: Thursday, 26 March 2020 05:23

Release Notes

What's new

Possible exception when the user has erroneously put their backup output directory to the site's root with open_basedir restrictions restricting access to its parent folder.. This mostly affects old backup profiles, created before Akeeba Backup 5. If the output directory is on your site's root, the automatic security upgrade of your log files could cause a fatal error (unhandled exception). We've only seen one case but the conditions for triggering this issue are not implausible therefore we had to address it.

The Optimize JavaScript option causes a missing class fatal error on Joomla! 3.8 sites. This option is enabled by default and causes immediate failure upon trying to use Akeeba Backup on Joomla 3.8 sites. We worked around the code that was only compatible with Joomla! 3.9 so you can still use the Optimize JavaScript option on Joomla 3.8 sites. Please upgrade to Joomla 3.9 anyway. Joomla 3.8 has known security issues!

Joomla! compatibility

We only officially support the latest stable branch of Joomla!. At the time of this writing it is Joomla! 3.9.

Our software should still run on Joomla! 3.8. That version are not actively supported by us or the Joomla! project anymore. We strongly advise you to run the latest available version of Joomla! for security reasons. Older versions of Joomla! have known major security issues which are being actively exploited to hack sites.

PHP versions supported

We only officially support using our software with PHP 5.6, 7.2, 7.3 or 7.4.

Our software should still run on PHP 7.0 and 7.1 but we are no longer testing our software with this PHP version or consider it a supported environment for our software.

We strongly advise you to run either of the two latest available version branches of PHP on a branch currently maintained by the PHP project for security and performance reasons. Older versions of PHP have known major security issues which are being actively exploited to hack sites and they have stopped receiving security updates, leaving you exposed to these issues. Moreover, they are slower, therefore consuming more server resources to perform the same tasks.

Kindly note that our policy is to officially support only the PHP versions which are not yet End Of Life per the official PHP project with a voluntarily extension of support for 6 to 9 months after they become End of Life. After that time we stop providing any support for these obsolete versions of PHP without any further notice. New version branches of PHP will be supported experimentally starting sometime during their Release Candidate phase and fully about 4 to 8 weeks after the first stable version of that branch is released.

Changelog

Bug fixes

  • [HIGH] The Optimize JavaScript option causes a missing class fatal error on Joomla! 3.8 sites
  • [LOW] Missing icon in Manage Backups page, Import Archive toolbar button

Miscellaneous changes

  • Possible exception when the user has erroneously put their backup output directory to the site's root with open_basedir restrictions restricting access to its parent folder.

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