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Akeeba Kickstart

Akeeba Kickstart is an on-line archive extraction tool, primarily used to extract your backup archives right on your server so that you can restore them easily. It can extract any standard ZIP, JPA or JPS archive file on virtually any server.

Stable 3.8.0

Maturity:
Stable
Released on:
Friday, 27 December 2013 08:05
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This is a feature release of Kickstart, introducing new features and fixing known issues.

Please note that PHP 5.3.1 or later is required to run this version of Kickstart.

Release highlights

 Import from URL. You can import backup archives from any directly accessible HTTP/HTTPS URL.

Install Joomla!. You can use the Import from URL feature to install Joomla!. There is a handy button which automatically fills in the download URL of the latest Joomla! version for you.

Hybrid restoration engine. Writes files directly, uses FTP if direct file write fails. This is extremely handy when restoring over existing sites on shared hosting where files are owned by different system user accounts.

Changelog

  • ~ You now get a warning if you specify a valid FTP directory which is not the directory where kickstart.php is stored in, preventing the most common user error
  • + Import archives from a URL
  • + Download the latest Joomla! release (install Joomla! without downloading / uploading tons of files!)
  • + Hybrid restoration engine: writes files directly, uses FTP if direct file write fails
  • # {PRO} [MEDIUM] Symlinks in JPS (encrypted) archives would not be restored
  • # [LOW] Trying to extract an archive with a "logs" folder on a Plesk server (which has an unwriteable, system-owned logs folder) led to inability to extract the archive
  • # [LOW] Undefined variables in various places which somehow never got reported

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Stable 3.7.1

Maturity:
Stable
Released on:
Monday, 30 September 2013 04:17
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60554 times

This is a maintenance release for Kickstart, our backup archive extraction tool. All users are kindly requested to upgrade.

This version of Kickstart addresses known issues with Internet Explorer 8 and lower. When an unsupported version of this browser is detected a message is shown to warn the user that they cannot proceed with using the Kickstart script.

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Stable 3.6.0

Maturity:
Stable
Released on:
Saturday, 20 October 2012 08:09
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144581 times

This version addresses an issue with Akeeba Kickstart Professional when importing files from Amazon S3. If the size of any part file was less than 1Mb the import would fail. If you are not affected by this issue or you are not using Akeeba Kickstart Professional it's not necessary to upgrade.

Changelog

# Multipart S3 import would fail when the part size was less than 1Mb

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Stable 3.5.2

Maturity:
Stable
Released on:
Monday, 18 June 2012 05:31
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83419 times

This release addresses some known issues with Akeeba Kickstart Professional and Amazon S3 on servers lacking a server-wide CA certificate cache.

Changelog

Minor changes

  • Added a cacert.pem file in Kickstart Professional's package, allowing servers lacking a CA certificate cache to connect to Amazon S3

Bug fixes

  • Error messages from S3 would not show up in the interface, making error resolution impossible

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Stable 3.4.1

Maturity:
Stable
Released on:
Wednesday, 21 March 2012 08:33
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36758 times

The only changes in this release are minor layout issues (missin padding), as a missing link to the troubleshooting documentation. Really, that's all. No other changes have been made. Kickstart is rock solid.

Changelog

Bug fixes

  • When an error occurred, the link to the troubleshooting page wasn't clickable
  • Small layout issues (thank you, @nternetinspired)

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Stable 3.3.2

Maturity:
Stable
Released on:
Monday, 12 September 2011 07:13
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67692 times

This version of Kickstart addresses two minor bugs with permissions handling. Moreover, Kickstart is now self-documenting and can check for updates to itself.

We urge all users to upgrade to Kickstart 3.3.2 at their earliest convenience. Starting from this release, all previous versions of Kickstart up to and including 3.3.1 are no longer supported.

New features

  • Update check

  • Kickstart is now self-documenting; there are no excuses for not reading the documentation any more ;)

Miscellaneous changes

  • Kickstart will only attempt to change directory permissions if the directory is unwritable

Bug fixes

  • Kickstart changes the permissions of the web root to 0755

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