Released on: Thursday, 15 November 2018 07:37
Support for Application Keys in BackBlaze B2. You now have finer-grained control over your B2 integration, giving access only to specific buckets on each of your sites.
Added new filter to exclude User Action Logs from the backup (Joomla 3.9+ only). Joomla 3.9 introduced the User Action Logs feature which is enabled by default. This feature generates a large volume of information which does not really belong to a backup. We create a filter, enabled by default, which excludes these records from the backup to prevent backup bloating and improve the time required to take a backup.
Always enable multipart uploads in Google Drive. Google Drive requires that uploading files over 5MB takes place using chunked uploads. Therefore we had to remove the option to disable chunked uploads. Chunked uploads also reduce the likelihood of the backup failing due to a timeout error so it's a win-win choice.
OneDrive, Google Storage (JSON API) and Dropbox: do not disable multipart uploads when the option to upload part files immediately after their creation is enabled. Previous versions would override your choice of chunked uploads when you had enabled the option to upload part files immediately after their creation. We discovered in our code review that this is no longer necessary. We now respect chunked uploads even in this case, allowing for larger part sizes (up to 2GB, depending on the service) with these remote storage engines.
Bug fixes. We have addressed several issues. Please consult the CHANGELOG.
We only support Joomla! 3.4 or later, including 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8 and 3.9. We strongly advise you to run the latest available version of Joomla! for security reasons. Older versions of Joomla! have known major security issues which are being actively exploited to hack sites.
HEADS UP! We only test our software with the last two released Joomla! version branches.
Support for PHP 5.3 has been discontinued. PHP 5.3 has been end of life since August 2014 and widely considered a security risk, unfit for production sites. Our software requires PHP 5.4 or later and is compatible with PHP 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 7.0, 7.1 and 7.2. We currently offer preliminary support for PHP 7.3 which at the time of this writing is still in Release Candidate (testing) phase. We strongly recommend using PHP 5.6 or 7.2.
We'd like to remind you that Joomla! 3.4 does NOT support PHP 7. PHP 7 is only supported by Joomla! 3.5.0 and later versions.
HEADS UP! We will be dropping support for PHP 5.4, 5.5 and 7.0 starting January 2019.