Restoration: Warn about missing mysqli / PDO MySQL and REFUSE to proceed. The restoration script will now detect if you are missing all PHP extensions to access your database server compatible with your CMS. Instead of just displaying a message in the first page which people have been routinely ignoring it will also display a full page error when you try to proceed into the database restoration, explaining the problem, how to solve it and refusing to proceed any further.
Bug fixes and minor improvements. Please take a look at the CHANGELOG below.
Do not use Akeeba Backup 8 to take backups of Joomla 4 sites. Akeeba Backup 8 is minimally compatible with Joomla 4, as in: it won't break your site when you upgrade from Joomla 3.10 to Joomla 4. The minimal compatibility is there only for the purpose of facilitating the upgrade process from 3.10 to 4.x. You cannot even install Akeeba Backup 8 on Joomla 4.1 and later — this is deliberate, there's no need for you to do that. Once you install Joomla 4 you MUST install Akeeba Backup 9 and complete the migration process to it, then uninstall Akeeba Backup 8 per the messages which will be displayed on Akeeba Backup's Control Panel page. Please note that we do not provide any support for taking or restoring backups of Joomla 4 sites with Akeeba Backup 8 after February 17th, 2022.
Please consult our Compatibility page. It explains our version support policy and lists which versions of our software are compatible with which versions of Joomla and PHP.