Akeeba Backup for Joomla!

#36560 backup cli is failing

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Environment Information

Joomla! version
PHP version
Akeeba Backup version


Description of my issue:


CLI backups are failing with this command line


Can you help please

/usr/bin/php /var/www/ akeeba:backup:take --description "SYCTEST" --profile=1




Symfony\Component\ErrorHandler\Error\UndefinedFunctionError^ {#151
  #message: "Attempted to call function "simplexml_load_file" from namespace "Joomla\CMS\Language"."
  #code: 0
  #file: "/var/www/"
  #line: 680
  trace: {
    /var/www/ {
      › // Try to load the file
      › $xml = simplexml_load_file($path);
    /var/www/ { …}
    /var/www/ { …}
    /var/www/ { …}
    /var/www/ { …}
    /var/www/ { …}
    /var/www/ { …}
    /var/www/ { …}
    /var/www/ { …}


Akeeba Staff


you should get in touch with your host. It seems that in CLI environment, your PHP executable doesn't have the module XML loaded.

Please get in touch with them, since they are the only ones that can fix this issue.

Davide Tampellini

Developer and Support Staff

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