Akeeba Backup for Joomla!

#36196 No more "Check integrity" ?

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Joomla! version
PHP version
Akeeba Backup version



Description of my issue:

I figure out that the option "Check archive integrity" or something like that as gone since... no idea what version of Akeeba.

Why ? Is this feature not really helpful then you decided it as no more interest ?

How do I can make a check of any archive Akeeba make ? I keep only 3 backup of my websites on my Cloud, so if 2 or 3 are not extractable, then I got no more backup, the thing nobody want ;)


Thanks in advance

Akeeba Staff

It was removed in 8.0.13. The release notes explain why:

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.

Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos

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