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Updating to the latest version

Live update

[Important]Important

Some update paths are not supported by Live Update:

  • Akeeba Backup for WordPress 1.0.0 to 1.8.2 to 1.9.x or later

  • Akeeba Backup for WordPress 2.1.0.b1 and 2.1.0 to 2.1.1 or later

  • Akeeba Solo 1.8.x to 1.9.x or later

  • Akeeba Solo 2.1.0.b1 and 2.1.0 to 2.1.1 or later

In these cases please use the manual update method below.

The best way to determine whether there are updates available and installing them is the Live Update feature, if your server supports it. Whenever you visit the Akeeba Solo / Akeeba Backup's main page, it will automatically check for the existence of an updated version and it will notify you. Clicking on the notification icon allows you to perform a direct update without further interaction. Do note that if your server is protected by a firewall you'll have to enable port 80 and 443 TCP traffic to www.akeebabackup.com and cdn.akeebabackup.com for this feature to work properly.

Manual update method

You can easily check for the latest published version of the Akeeba Solo / Akeeba Backup application by visiting http://www.akeebabackup.com/latest. The page lists the version and release date of the latest Akeeba Solo / Akeeba Backup release. You can check it against the data which appear on the right-hand pane of your Akeeba Solo / Akeeba Backup Control Panel. If your release is out of date, simply click on the Download link to download the ZIP package of the latest release to your computer.

You can update Akeeba Solo using the following procedure:

  1. Download the latest version of Akeeba Solo's installation ZIP file.

  2. Extract the contents of the ZIP file on your computer.

  3. Upload all the files from the extracted archive into the folder on your site where Akeeba Solo is installed, using FTP or SFTP, overwriting your existing files.

  4. Log in to Akeeba Solo to automatically complete the update process. There is no message when the process completes. You just see the main page of Akeeba Solo (this means the update succeeded).

You can update Akeeba Backup for WordPress manually doing the following:

  1. Download the latest version of Akeeba Backup's installation ZIP file.

  2. Extract the contents of the ZIP file on your computer. You will see an extracted folder named akeebabackupwp.

  3. Upload the files from the extracted akeebabackupwp folder into your site's wp-content/plugins/akeebabackupwp folder, using FTP or SFTP, overwriting your existing files. Please note that the name of the folder on your site may be different than akeebabackupwp, e.g. akeebabackupwpcore, akeebabackupwp (1) or something similar. It depends on how you installed the plugin.

  4. Log in to WordPress' wp-admin and access Akeeba Backup for WordPress to automatically complete the update process. There is no message when the process completes. You just see the main page of Akeeba Backup for WordPress (this means the update succeeded).

[Warning]Warning

Attention Mac OS X users! By default, most Mac OS X FTP/SFTP applications will delete and overwrite entire directories. This means that if you are using the default backup output directory (the directory backups inside the folder you installed Akeeba Solo / Akeeba Backup) it will be overwritten and all of your existing backups will be lost forever. Moreover, the configuration encryption key will be deleted and you won't be able to access your backup configuration either. We recommend using FileZilla (free, not very secure), CyberDuck (free, much more secure) or Transmit (paid), as they will never perform directory deletion without your knowledge.

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