18 April 2010 Last updated on 16 January 2012

Akeeba Backup 3.0.b2 (Beta 2) is out. This release addresses a number of bugs discovered during the Beta 1 phase. Two of them are marked CRITICAL, as they can cause backup or restoration failure. Users are advised to upgrade as soon as possible.

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of Akeeba Backup Core 3.0.b2 and Akeeba Backup Professional 3.0.b2. This version addresses CRITICAL operational bugs on both editions which could result in the alternate CRON script's failure (Pro version), front-end backup failure (both versions) and partial database dumps of large tables (both versions). You can download Akeeba Backup Core for free in our download section. If you are not an English speaker, you may want to take a look at the translations as well. We just added French and Dutch in this release! If you get stuck, you're welcome to post to ourĀ  Free Support Forum (a free user registration is, of course, required to post to the forum).Have you seen our documentation yet? If not, take the time to read it on-line, or download the documentation ZIP archive which contains a high-quality PDF file for off-line viewing or printing. Please, save trees; do not print the User's Guide.If you are a subscriber to the Akeeba Backup Professional edition, you can download the update through the My Downloads section after logging in. If you are not a subscriber yet, you may want to find out more about it and become one. This way you'll also be helping us raise the necessary funds to continue the development of this software.


This is the short list of changes since Akeeba Backup 3.0.b1:

Bug fixes

  • [CRITICAL] Partial database dump of big tables
  • [CRITICAL] Front-end backup wouldn't load the profile's configuration, leading to all sorts of errors
  • [HIGH] akeeba_storage.php would not be removed at the end of the backup run which could potentially compromise security
  • [HIGH] Timeouts could occur when a large directory was encountered due to a bug in breakflag handling
  • [HIGH] Infinite loop in backup engine if gzip compresion is unavailable and a 0-byte file is being backed up
  • [HIGH] JPATH_SITE wasn't defined in CRON backups (backup.php and altbackup.php)
  • Email sent at the end of the CRON backup would contain untranslated keys (EMAIL_SUBJECT_OK)
  • Fatal error thrown in native CRON if FTP mode is enabled on the site and the PHP FTP function are disabled
  • Missing JError implementation from the native mode, causing fatal errors on FTP warnings and errors
  • File pointers left open in JPA archiver could cause excessive resource draw
  • File pointers left open in SQL dump could leave behind SQL dump files
  • Wrong panel icon dimensions under AdminPraise 2
  • "Output directory unwritable" error when it should be "Temporary directory unwritable"
  • Backing up the akb_session table's contents can lead to login problems with Joomla! 1.5.16+

If you have discovered a bug not addressed in this release, please post about it in our forum so that we can fix it before the next release.

On behalf of Akeeba Developers,

Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos
Lead Developer & Project Leader