Integration with Joomla 4.1's Scheduled Tasks. You can now automate your backups using Joomla's Scheduled Tasks. Please note that Joomla Scheduled Tasks are NOT a natural choice for long running tasks like taking backups or sending newsletters to dozens of thousands of people; they are normally used for very short tasks. There are MAJOR CAVEATS which may lead to backups not starting, starting at the wrong time, taking forever, not completing at all or becoming corrupt. BEFORE USING THIS FEATURE READ THE DOCUMENTATION. Keep in mind that there are several documented caveats which cannot objectively be worked around in any sensible way; if you hit any of them you can expect no support whatsoever (as per the documentation) since nobody can do anything about it.
Bug fixes and minor improvements. Please take a look at the CHANGELOG below.
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.
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.