Released on: Thursday, 18 November 2021 05:49
Dropbox connector updated to require TLS v1.2. Starting February 1st, 2022 the Dropbox API will require that calls use TLS 1.2. Traffic using TLS 1.0 or 1.1 will be rejected. The code in our backup engine has been updated to require TLS v1.2 as long as your server has the PHP cURL extension compiled against libcurl version 7.34.0 or later. If uploads to Dropbox fail after February 1st, 2022 you will need to ask your host to upgrade your hosting environment with software that was released after December 17th, 2013 — yes, the minimum requirement is for software released 8 years ago, a lifetime in computer terms and not unreasonable at all!
Removed the “Archive integrity check” feature. This feature had a very limited utility as it would only work if you would not upload backup archives to remote storage or, if you did, that you did not upload each part file as soon as it was created. Moreover, it could enter an infinite loop in some circumstances which could create a confusing backup experience. Even without these problems it could not guarantee that you had a backup that can be restored, just that you have a backup archive that can be extracted. Whether you had accidentally excluded critical data necessary for restoring your site was beyond what it could check. Seeing that its utility was so limited we decided to remove it altogether instead of spending more time to work on its (rather rare) issues. Our time is best spent creating and improving features that make sense.
Work around servers messing up the AJAX responses. We observed that some servers would modify the content of the response sent by the server, replacing certain characters with HTML entities. This broke the AJAX responses sent from our software, making certain operations — including taking backups — impossible. We are not detecting this problem and work around it automatically.
Bug fixes and minor improvements. Please take a look at the CHANGELOG below.
Please consult our Compatibility page. It explains our version support policy and lists which versions of our software are compatible with which versions of the supported CMS and PHP.