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Akeeba Backup for Joomla! 9.2.7 Stable

Released on: 2022-07-11 00:31 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 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.


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 for Joomla 4

1.35 Mb

PHP 7.2 Joomla! 4.0 PHP 7.3 PHP 7.4 PHP 8.0 PHP 8.1 Joomla! 4.1 Joomla! 4.2

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