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Akeeba Backup for Joomla!

Here you will find the downloads to Akeeba Backup for Joomla!, our award-winning full site backup and transfer component for Joomla!. Both the Core (free) and Professional (paid) editions can be found in here.

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Stable 3.10.2

Maturity:
Stable
Released on:
Saturday, 08 March 2014 18:00
Viewed:
44169 times

This is a bugfix and features release of Akeeba Backup.

This version requires PHP 5.3, 5.4 or 5.5 and Joomla! 2.5.6+ or 3.2.1+. Please note that Joomla! 3.0/3.1 is no longer supported.

Release highlights

WebDAV support (Professional release only). You can now automatically upload backup archives to any WebDAV-enabled storage service. This allows you to connect to more than 40 (yes, forty!) new cloud storage engines including the frequently asked Box.com and Copy.com storage services.

Upload Kickstart with the backup (Professional release only). You can now tell Akeeba Backup to upload kickstart.php at the same time it uploads your backup archive to remote storage (e.g. FTP or SFTP), allowing you to perform an easy site move without ever leaving the comfort of your browser. Yes, it works on mobile devices, too (using a tablet is strongly recommended)!

"Large site scanner" engine. Our regular file scanner engine ("Smart scanner") works best when you don't have directories with hundreds or thousands of files, or very deeply nested directories with over 100 files each. The new "Large site scanner" engine is optimised exactly for those sites, e.g. very active blogs, news sites, e-commerce sites with tons of images etc.

Improved System Restore Points. On popular request, our System Restore Points feature now supports virtually every type of extension package available for Joomla!, including the all-important "package" and "library" types. Moreover we have identified and fixed a bug which would prevent you from taking System Restore Points for components.

Stability improvements. We have identified and addressed several issues caused by unscrupulous host and user interaction with our software. Instead of failing out cold, our software will now attempt to detect these external problems and work around them. If it's not possible a warning will be issued, pointing you to the right direction for fixing the root cause yourself.

PHP 5.3, 5.4 or 5.5 is required

This version requires PHP 5.3, 5.4 or 5.5. The rationale behind this is explained in our statement of mid-February 2013. It won't install on hosts running PHP 5.2 or earlier. PHP 5.3.4 or later is required, due to show-stopper bugs in earlier versions of PHP 5.3. Moreover, due to the necessary Joomla! API changes found only in Joomla! 2.5.6 or later, this version will not install on Joomla! 2.5.5 or earlier versions. In any case, it will tell you exactly why it cannot be installed (minimum PHP or Joomla! version not satisfied).

Joomla! 2.5 and 3.2 are supported

This version of Akeeba Backup can be installed on Joomla! 2.5.6 or any later 2.5.x release, as well as any 3.2.x release. It is not compatible with Joomla! 3.0 or 3.1. These versions of Joomla! are old and vulnerable. If you are using them please upgrade to 3.2.

Changelog

Bug fixes

  • [LOW] Step and substep not shown during database backup
  • [LOW] The backup archive size was reported incorrectly when the "Process each part immediately" option is enabled
  • [MEDIUM] WebDAV fails when the base URL does not contain a trailing slash (e.g. Box.com's base URL)
  • [MEDIUM] WebDAV over SSL (HTTPS) fails on hosts without a system-wide certificate authority root

New features

  • [PRO] CRON script to check for failed backups
  • [PRO] Special ANGIE versions for WordPress, phpBB and miscellaneous PHP scripts allow you to backup and restore even more sites and scripts!

Miscellaneous changes

  • Instruct browsers to NOT auto-complete password fields in the configuration page. Some browsers will STILL perform auto-completion.
  • Live Update now uses database storage to solve issues with it getting stuck on some sites
  • Live Update now uses the same Bootstrap style as the rest of the component
  • Now using the built-in Joomla! extensions updater instead of Live Update to deliver updates
  • The size of the failed backup is stored when the backup record is being cleaned up automatically
  • Update backup duration after post-processing is finished, giving more accurate information about backups uploading their archives to remote storage

Removed features

  • Removing the obsolete "Akeeba Backup Notification Module"

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Stable 3.10.1

Maturity:
Stable
Released on:
Thursday, 13 February 2014 02:45
Viewed:
32443 times

This is a bugfix and features release of Akeeba Backup, solving three high priority bugs in the Professional version and introducing a major new feature, WebDAV support.

This version requires PHP 5.3, 5.4 or 5.5 and Joomla! 2.5.6+ or 3.2.1+. Please note that Joomla! 3.0/3.1 is no longer supported.

Release highlights

WebDAV support (Professional release only). You can now automatically upload backup archives to any WebDAV-enabled storage service. This allows you to connect to more than 40 (yes, forty!) new cloud storage engines including the frequently asked Box.com and Copy.com storage services.

Upload Kickstart with the backup (Professional release only). You can now tell Akeeba Backup to upload kickstart.php at the same time it uploads your backup archive to remote storage (e.g. FTP or SFTP), allowing you to perform an easy site move without ever leaving the comfort of your browser. Yes, it works on mobile devices, too (using a tablet is strongly recommended)!

"Large site scanner" engine. Our regular file scanner engine ("Smart scanner") works best when you don't have directories with hundreds or thousands of files, or very deeply nested directories with over 100 files each. The new "Large site scanner" engine is optimised exactly for those sites, e.g. very active blogs, news sites, e-commerce sites with tons of images etc.

Improved System Restore Points. On popular request, our System Restore Points feature now supports virtually every type of extension package available for Joomla!, including the all-important "package" and "library" types. Moreover we have identified and fixed a bug which would prevent you from taking System Restore Points for components.

Stability improvements. We have identified and addressed several issues caused by unscrupulous host and user interaction with our software. Instead of failing out cold, our software will now attempt to detect these external problems and work around them. If it's not possible a warning will be issued, pointing you to the right direction for fixing the root cause yourself.

PHP 5.3, 5.4 or 5.5 is required

This version requires PHP 5.3, 5.4 or 5.5. The rationale behind this is explained in our statement of mid-February 2013. It won't install on hosts running PHP 5.2 or earlier. PHP 5.3.4 or later is required, due to show-stopper bugs in earlier versions of PHP 5.3. Moreover, due to the necessary Joomla! API changes found only in Joomla! 2.5.6 or later, this version will not install on Joomla! 2.5.5 or earlier versions. In any case, it will tell you exactly why it cannot be installed (minimum PHP or Joomla! version not satisfied).

Joomla! 2.5 and 3.2 are supported

This version of Akeeba Backup can be installed on Joomla! 2.5.6 or any later 2.5.x release, as well as any 3.2.x release. It is not compatible with Joomla! 3.0 or 3.1. These versions of Joomla! are old and vulnerable. If you are using them please upgrade to 3.2.

Changelog

New features

  • [PRO] CloudMe integration.
  • [PRO] WebDAV integration. Allows us to support more than 40 new cloud storage providers including the frequently requested OwnCloud, Box.com and Copy.com!

Miscellaneous changes

  • Store last plugin notification timestamp inside the component table
  • Update notification emails do not include an automatic log in URL by default

Critical bugs and important changes

  • [PRO] The Hybrid file write engine in the restoration page resulted to an error
  • [PRO] The Windows Azure BLOB Storage post-processing engine was broken
  • [PRO] The iDriveSync post-processing engine was broken

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Stable 3.7.10

Maturity:
Stable
Released on:
Saturday, 29 June 2013 06:18
Viewed:
93695 times

Why a new release again?

The package for Akeeba Backup 3.7.9 was built and uploaded to our server twice. The first time it was a broken package, identical to 3.7.8, with a different version number. We immediately replaced that with the correct package. It seems that for reasons beyond us some of our users –mainly those in the US using the Core version, most likely due to CDN caching issues– do see and download the broken package. The package does install, but the resulting backup throws a blank page in the site setup stage. As a result we have to consider version 3.7.9 as broken and release yet another new version.

Description of this release

IMPORTANT! This version requires PHP 5.3 or later and Joomla! 2.5.6+ or 3.1. Please note that Joomla! 3.0 is no longer supported. We have stopped testing against it since April 2013, when Joomla! 3.1 was released. We strongly recommend Joomla! 3.0 users to upgrade to 3.1.

If you have trouble upgrading, please consult our troubleshooting instructions page before posting a support request.

Why a new release again?

The package for Akeeba Backup 3.7.9 was built and uploaded to our server twice. The first time it was a broken package, identical to 3.7.8, with a different version number. We immediately replaced that with the correct package. It seems that for reasons beyond us some of our users –mainly those in the US using the Core version, most likely due to CDN caching issues– do see and download the broken package. The package does install, but the resulting backup throws a blank page in the site setup stage. As a result we have to consider version 3.7.9 as broken and release yet another new version.

General information

If you have a problem after or before installing the component please read our troubleshooting page. These issues are more likely to occur if you try to upgrade this component while you have an older version of another component of ours still installed on your site.

Release highlights

Microsoft SQL Server compatibility (BETA). This version introduces limited compatibility with Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Windows Azure SQL databases on Windows hosts with the proprietary sqlserver PHP extension from Microsoft. You can install Akeeba Backup on servers using one of those databases. Please remember to go to the Configuration page and change the database dump engine option to "Reverse engineering"; the default engine will only work with MySQL databases.

The compatibility with Microsoft SQL Server is currently considered a beta feature and we will appreciate your feedback. It only backs up and restores tables, but it is oblivious to VIEWs, PROCEDUREs, FUNCTIONs and TRIGGERs. We have done our best to take into account the most commonly used features for tables, but we do need your feedback if you find out that it doesn't work with a specific table on your site.

PHP 5.3 is now required

This version requires PHP 5.3 or later. The rationale behind this is explained in our statement of mid-February 2013. It won't install on hosts running PHP 5.2 or earlier. Moreover, due to the necessary Joomla! API changes found only in Joomla! 2.5.6 or later, this version will not install on Joomla! 2.5.5 or earlier versions. In any case, it will tell you exactly why it cannot be installed (minimum PHP or Joomla! version not satisfied).

Changelog

Miscellaneous changes

  • No change compared to version 3.7.9. This is released due to what appears to be a CDN caching issue preventing some users from seeing the correct package. Please read the release notes for more information.

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Stable 3.6.12

Maturity:
Stable
Released on:
Friday, 04 January 2013 10:39
Viewed:
114881 times

Akeeba Backup 3.6.12 is a bugfix release. The previous release (3.6.11) would work on every browser out there... except Internet Explorer. This version fixes this issue.

In a nutshell

Akeeba Backup 3.6.11 wouldn't work on Internet Explorer. This version addresses this issue.

Changelog

Bug fixes

  • [LOW] Backup doesn't run on IE because it lacks console.debug support (ugh!)

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Stable 3.4.3

Maturity:
Stable
Released on:
Wednesday, 21 March 2012 08:36
Viewed:
210111 times

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of Akeeba Backup 3.4.3, a bugfix release.

Akeeba Backup 3.4.3 addresses some medium priority issues:

  • Using Akeeba Backup on PHP 5.4.0 causes a Fatal error. Please note that PHP 5.4 compatibility is currently considered an experimental feature.
  • The Box.net integration would copy the backup archive to the administrator directory and not delete it. Professional subscribers using the box.net integration are kindly requested to check their adminstrator directory for the existence of leftover backup archives due to this bug and remove them.
  • Regression: using the email after front-end backup causes a backup failure under Joomla! 2.5. This happens due to the incorrect use of the JMail API under Joomla! 2.5.
  • No emails after front-end backup sent under Joomla! 2.5. This is due to an error which causes the backup to crash.

Professional subscribers, please read the release announcement for important information.

Changelog

Bug fixes

  • Call time pass by reference removed in PHP 5.4.0, causing a fatal error when using Akeeba Backup on PHP 5.4
  • The Box.net integration would copy the backup archive to the administrator directory and not delete it
  • Regression: using the email after front-end backup causes a backup failure under Joomla! 2.5
  • No emails after front-end backup sent under Joomla! 2.5

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Stable 3.3.13

Maturity:
Stable
Released on:
Sunday, 29 January 2012 02:50
Viewed:
100643 times

Akeeba Backup 3.3.13 fixes two very important bugs in the Akeeba Backup Professional release. For starters, Akeeba Backup Professional 3.3.12 did not install the extra plugins which are required for various features, such as the automatic update notification emails and System Restore Points. Moreover, the System Restore Points feature was broken since version 3.3.11 and could cause issues when updating any extension, including Akeeba Backup itself. Finally, the configuration overrides did not take effect, affecting users of the backup.php CRON script which use command-line parameters to customise the backup, e.g. supply the password to DropBox / Amazon S3 instead of putting it in the Akeeba Backup configuration.

IMPORTANT UPDATE NOTES FOR PROFESSIONAL SUBSCRIBERS:

Since the System Restore Points feature was broken in the previous two releases, trying to upgrade from Akeeba Backup Professional 3.3.11 or 3.3.12 to 3.3.13 will fail. If this happens on your site, please go to your site's backend, click on ExtensionsPlugin Manager, locate the "System - System Restore Points" plugin and disable it. Then, install the new version. If you can not install the new version via Live Update, please download the installation ZIP package from our site and install it on your site. DO NOT UNINSTALL AKEEBA BACKUP before upgrade. Uninstalling the component will remove all of your settings, backup records and any backup archives stored in the default backup output directory.

Changelog

New features

  • You can now update Akeeba Backup Professional using the Joomla! extensions update (you still have to supply your Download ID to the component)
  • System Restore Points: Allow skipping table data with the element

High-priority fixes

  • System Restore Points threw an error when updating a component
  • Configuration overrides weren't being applied (affecting backup.php CRON script and System Restore Points)

Bug fixes

  • The extension post-installation message would not show when System Restore Points was enabled
  • Language strings not showing on installation

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Stable 3.2.7

Maturity:
Stable
Released on:
Sunday, 17 April 2011 04:02
Viewed:
100846 times

red_warning_signThis is a   SECURITY RELEASE   of Akeeba Backup, fixing a potential Denial of Service and Information Disclosure attack which came to our attention two days ago. All users are advised to upgrade to this release immediately. All prior versions of Akeeba Backup and JoomlaPack are affected. Using an outdated version of the software might expose your site to unnecessary risk.

If you have an expired subscription and can not upgrade your copy of Akeeba Backup Professional, please remove the file /components/com_akeeba/controllers/light.php to mitigate the risk.

IMPORTANT CLARIFICATION: The nature of the vulnerability DOES NOT allow an attacker to "hack" your site. What he can do is a. fill up its hard drive and crash it or b. collect information which he can use with another vulnerable extension to infiltrate your site. If your site got hacked, Akeeba Backup COULD NOT have been used as an attack vector.

Security information

On Friday, April 15th, 2011 the acclaimed security analyst Jeff Channel contacted us regarding a potential security issue in the Akeeba Backup component. An attacker exploiting this attack vector could potentially launch a Denial of Service attack on your site or gain information about your site's folder structure. This release fixes this issue. 

After careful analysis of the details of the reported vulnerability, we concluded that all versions of Akeeba Backup and JoomlaPack were affected by this issue. Please note that, as of today, JoomlaPack downloads –which where available for historical reasons– will no longer be available from our JoomlaCode.org project page. Moreover, all affected versions will, likewise, be unavailable for download.

IMPORTANT CLARIFICATION: The nature of the vulnerability DOES NOT allow an attacker to "hack" your site. What he can do is a. fill up its hard drive and crash it or b. collect information which he can use with another vulnerable extension to infiltrate your site. If your site got hacked, Akeeba Backup COULD NOT have been used as an attack vector.

Changelog

  • #66 Support for remote updates through the JSON API
  • #63 JSON API downloadDirect() doesn't work, making it impossible to download large archives efficiently
  • #64 (ABI) Hostname change warning popup is blank on Firefox 3.6
  • Typo in ABI (includes/logic/restore.php) throws a PHP notice. Thanks Colin!
  • Managers not showing up in Access Control page on Joomla! 1.5
  • Time label positioning was off to the top in Configuration Wizard
  • Fix for DoS / information disclosure possibility (thanks Jeff!)

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