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#28359 – Unexpected token  in JSON at position 0 during update

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Friday, 01 September 2017 14:40 CDT
anotart
Trying to update from 2.2.0 to 2.3.3. Received this error:
Unexpected token  in JSON at position 0
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During extraction step

Extraction progress

0.0 %
3.1 MiB / NaN KiB
NaN KiB
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Clicked the "x" to close error window and it now says Akeeba is up-to-date at 2.3.3. Do I need to do anything?

Please advise.

Thank you

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WordPress version (in x.y.z format) 4.8.0
PHP version (in x.y.z format) 7
Akeeba Backup version (x.y.z format) 2.2.0 trying to update to 2.3.3
Friday, 01 September 2017 14:43 CDT
dlb
This is a know issue with some servers for this update. Please follow these instructions from Nicholas:
Please install the new version manually: download the new version's ZIP file, extract it and then upload the contents of the extracted akeebabackupwp folder into your site's wp-content/plugins/akeebabackupwp folder.

Why does this happen? The new version includes an update to the restore.php file used to install the update itself. However, this means that during the update the restore.php file is overwritten with the new version. Depending on the speed of your server it's possible that at this point the update is not done and requires one or more further steps. Since the new version of restore.php is incompatible with the old one it will cause the update to report an error. That's why you need to install the new version manually if you do see such an error. Unfortunately we had to provide a new version of restore.php for security reasons, even though that might break the update experience, as we explained in the News section of our site.


Dale L. Brackin
Support Specialist


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Friday, 01 September 2017 21:31 CDT
anotart
Thank you very much!
Friday, 01 September 2017 23:21 CDT
dlb
You're welcome!


Dale L. Brackin
Support Specialist


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Please keep in mind my timezone and cultural differences when reading my replies. Thank you!


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My time zone is EST (UTC -5) (click here to see my current time in Philadelphia, PA)

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