Akeeba Backup for Joomla!

#36889 OVH Cron failure after upgrade joomla 4

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Joomla! version
PHP version
Akeeba Backup version


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Description of my issue: Cron backup failed


After upgrade of my web server to Joomla 4 and last Akeeba version my OVH cron command doesn't work anymore


this php file is not present anymore in my joomla/cli folder

I can see joomla.php file but i don't know how to adapt it or use it with the backup command described in your help pages,Β joomla/cli/joomla.php akeeba:backup:take

OVH cron setup page doesn't accept "space" in command line to impossible to add akeeba:backup:take

As i'm not a pro dev or pro web site manager thanks to help me to setup a nez cron command to backup my web site


Akeeba Staff

You will have to contact OVH support about this. Show them our documentation and ask them exactly how you can run a PHP CLI application which needs to accept command line arguments.

Also note that what we are doing in Akeeba Backup 9 and all of our other Joomla 4 software is very standard. This is the new way Joomla will be supporting CLI scripts, through its CLI application. This is the same way other CMS do it e.g. WP-CLI in WordPress and Drush in Drupal. Joomla CLI, WP-CLI and Drush all use the Symfony Console package, the standard way for PHP developers to make CLI applications. It is a de facto standard in the PHP world. If OVH cannot support a de facto standard which is in use for well over 8 years maybe they should stop pretending they are a host...

Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos

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