Akeeba Backup 3.3.9 (at time of issue)
On Friday 1 Dec 2011, the config.php file settings, on a joomla website I am administering had been altered.
Specifically the var $log_path had changed from:
var $log_path = 'var/logs'; to ...
var $log_path = '/home/content/v/a/r/varuna141/html/alumniweb/var/logs';
So, the website could not be accessed and the admin area could not be accessed.
I am sure someone has changed this manually, however there is a claim being made that: (quote)..."There have been instances where Akeeba backup has changed the path of the log file." And ..."It is possible that the Akeeba backup has thrown a code conflict and this could be because of a conflict between Akeeba and the version of Joomla on the Alumni website. If you run the backup again, it might fall over again."
Those statements are being made by a so-called Joomla 'expert'.
Could you confirm if Akeeba Backup can change the config.php file in such a way due to such a 'conflict'?