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Akeeba Backup for Joomla! 8.1.9 Stable

Released on: 2022-07-11 00:30 CDT

What's new

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.

Joomla! and PHP versions supported

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.


New features

  • More informative error messages for database connection issues during restoration

Bug fixes

  • [LOW] Invalid SQL dump if we cannot get the create commands for a function, procedure or trigger
  • [LOW] Restoration: You were shown separate port and socket options which were not taken into account
  • [MEDIUM] Possible infinite loop on PHP 8 during DB restoration if a SQL file is missing
  • [MEDIUM] Restoration: Using a custom port or socket might result in the wrong hostname being written in the restored site's configuration file

Miscellaneous changes

  • Workaround for utf8_encode and _decode being deprecated in PHP 8.2

Release files

Akeeba Backup Core installation package

1.93 Mb

Joomla! 3.10 Joomla! 3.9 Joomla! 4.0 Joomla! 4.1 PHP 7.2 PHP 7.3 PHP 7.4 PHP 8.0 PHP 8.1

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