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Akeeba Backup for Joomla! 9.0.2 Stable

Released on: 2021-08-12 03:28 CDT

What's new

Rewritten with Joomla 4 Core MVC and Bootstrap 5 styling. This is a native Joomla 4 extension, written using the core Joomla 4 MVC API and using Bootstrap 5 styling. The database schema management is also core Joomla as are the extension updates and providing the Download Key (Download ID) in the update site. We are no longer using our FOF and FEF frameworks. The package is smaller, the extension is a bit snappier and it all looks and feels very much like the rest of the Joomla backend.

Prevent installation on Joomla 3. Some of you downloaded Akeeba Backup 9 and installed it on Joomla 3, even though this version is explicitly described as a Joomla 4 only extensions. We have now added a pre-installation check on the package which makes it impossible to install on Joomla 3 and reminds you that you need to install Akeeba Backup 8, as well as draw your attention to the fairly obvious fact that our site's Downloads page explicitly states which version of our software is compatible with Joomla 3 and which one is compatible with Joomla 4.

Reset the configuration and filters of backup profiles from the Profiles page. If you feel you've messed up you no longer need to create a new profile; you can just reset the profile. This removes all custom configuration options and filters, bringing the backup profile back to the “factory defaults” so you can start over from a clean slate.

Bug fixes and minor improvements. Please take a look at the CHANGELOG below.

Joomla 4 only

Akeeba Backup version 9 will only run on Joomla 4. If you still have a Joomla 3 site, don't worry! Akeeba Backup 8 will still be maintained and receive support from the release of Joomla 3.10 on August 17th, 2021 up to August 17th, 2023. Do note that Akeeba Backup 8 will no longer receive major new features. These will only be implemented on Akeeba Backup 9.

Also note that starting August 17th, 2021 we no longer support Akeeba Backup 8 on Joomla except for the use case of upgrading from Joomla 3 and with the sole intent of updating it to Akeeba Backup 9.

Joomla! and PHP versions supported

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.


Bug fixes

  • [HIGH] Core version, regression: Call to a member function rebaseFiltersToSiteDirs() on bool
  • [HIGH] yet another last minute, undocumented, backwards incompatible change in Joomla is breaking things.
  • [MEDIUM] Extensions not enabled automatically on installation.

Miscellaneous changes

  • Prevent installation on Joomla 3.