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Akeeba Backup for WordPress

Akeeba Backup for WordPress

version 2.1.0.b1 Beta

Released on: Wednesday, 22 February 2017 05:43

Release Notes

What's new

Rewritten Javascript. We have rewritten all the client-side code to use native Javascript instead of jQuery. One less hard dependency means easier code to maintain. As it's been the case since 2012, our software only supports Internet Explorer 9 or better and all modern browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari, ...).

More secure JPS 2.0 backup format. We have upgraded the security of the JPS archive format by using PBKDF2 to create an encryption key from your password instead of the old method of password self-encryption. This greatly increases the security of shorter passwords. Moreover, passwords over 16 bytes are now fully taken into account (previous versions internally truncated passwords at 16 bytes). You will need Kickstart 5.3.0 or later to extract these archives. A new version of Akeeba eXtract Wizard will also be released soon as the current version is not compatible with the new JPS archives.

Supporting additional S3 regions. Canada and London regions are now supported.

Better support for sites using different database technologies. If you have a site with two or more databases using different database server technologies (MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQL Server) you will now be able to back them up even if you choose the Native database dump engine.

Updating Akeeba Backup for WordPress to version 2.1.x

Due to changes in the packaging format and / or issues in the updater, you cannot update automatically from Akeeba Backup for WordPress versions 1.0 through 1.8.2 (inclusive) to version 1.9.0 and beyond. You will have to do that manually.

Heads up! You must NOT uninstall or deactivate the plugin before the update. Doing so may result in loss of your backup settings and / or your backup archives. Instead, here's what to do:

  • Download the ZIP file for Akeeba Backup for WordPress 2.1 and extract it locally. You will see an extracted folder named akeebabackupwp.
  • Upload the files from the extracted akeebabackupwp folder into your site's wp-content/plugins/akeebabackupwp folder, overwriting your existing files, using FTP or SFTP. 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.
  • 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).

You will only need to do this once, upgrading to version 1.9 or later for the first time.

PHP 5.3.3 or later or PHP 7 is required

Akeeba Solo and Akeeba Backup for WordPress 1.9 are compatible with PHP 5.3.04 and later versions, including 5.4, 5.5, 5.6 and the newest versions of PHP, 7.0 and 7.1. We'd like to remind you that most third party software which can be backed up by our software do not support PHP 7 yet. As a result we can't guarantee a trouble-free restoration or tha the restored site will work on PHP 7 as this depends entirely on the software powering your site.

Changelog

Bug fixes

  • [MEDIUM] Infinite recursion if the current profile doesn't exist
  • [MEDIUM] Views defined against fully qualified tables (i.e. including the database name) could not be restored on a database with a different name

New features

  • Add support for Canada (Montreal) Amazon S3 region
  • Add support for EU (London) Amazon S3 region
  • Hide action icons based on the user's permissions
  • Support for JPS format v2.0 with improved password security

Miscellaneous changes

  • Now using the Reverse Engineering database dump engine when a Native database dump engine is not available (PostgreSQL, Microsoft SQL Server, SQLite)
  • Permissions are now more reasonably assigned to different views

Release Files

Akeeba Backup CORE for WordPress

akeebabackupwp-2.1.0.b1-core.zip

PHP 5.3 PHP 5.4 PHP 5.5 PHP 5.6 PHP 7.0 PHP 7.1 WordPress 3.8+

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