Official Releases

Akeeba Backup for Joomla!

version 4.7.3 Stable

Released on: Tuesday, 07 June 2016 11:49

Release Notes

Release highlights

Last release compatible with PHP 5.3 and Joomla! 1.6 to 3.3 (inclusive).. If you are on PHP 5.4+ / Joomla! 3.4+ please install Akeeba Backup 5.

Joomla! 1.6 or later

This version is compatible with Joomla! 1.6, 1.7, 2.5, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 and 3.5.

Please note that we do NOT recommend using Joomla! 1.x / 2.x or 3.0 to 3.3 inclusive on production sites due to major security issues. Support for these old versions is intended to give you the option of taking a full site backup prior to upgrading to the latest available Joomla! release.

PHP 5.3.3 or later 5.x version is required

If you have Joomla! 3.4 or later and PHP 5.4 or later please use Akeeba Backup 5.x. This version of Akeeba Backup (4.7.x) will only receive very irregular security fixes but NO bug fixes or new features. This version of Akeeba Backup is only published for people managing older sites so that they can back them up before upgrading them. Any other use is strongly NOT recommended!

The minimum required PHP version is 5.3.03. All versions of PHP from 5.3.03 onwards are supported, including 5.4, 5.5, 5.6 and the just released PHP 7.0. The component will not work on PHP 5.2 or earlier and will, in fact, refuse to install on it. We'd like to remind you that Joomla! 3.4 and earlier does NOT support PHP 7. Joomla! 3.5 (currently in beta) does support PHP 7. Akeeba Backup will work just fine in a Joomla! 3.5 site running on PHP 7.0.

Note: there is no such thing as PHP 6. PHP versions jumped from 5.6 to 7.0. Why? Well, it's a long story. TL;DR: It doesn't have to make sense, just accept it.


Bug fixes

  • [HIGH] JSON API (remote) backups were broken if used a profile other than 1.
  • [LOW] Database dump could fail on servers where the get_magic_quotes_runtime function is not available

Critical bugs and important changes

  • Compatibility issues with PHP 5.3

Release Files

Quick Start Guide


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Documentation in PDF format


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Akeeba Backup Core

Joomla! 1.6 Joomla! 1.7 Joomla! 2.5 Joomla! 3.0 Joomla! 3.1 Joomla! 3.2 Joomla! 3.5 PHP 5.3 PHP 5.4 PHP 5.5 Joomla! 3.3 Joomla! 3.4 PHP 5.6 PHP 7.0

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