More informative error messages for database connection issues during restoration. The restoration script tries to infer which part of the database connection information provided was the one which caused a problem connecting to the database. It will therefore provide more accurate error messages along with recommendations on how to resolve the issue.
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.