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Akeeba Backup for Joomla!

version 6.0.0.b1 Beta

Released on: Thursday, 25 January 2018 08:25

Release Notes

TESTING (BETA) VERSION

This is a TESTING (BETA) version. We recommend that you only use it on non-production sites.

What's new

New interface. We have rewritten the interface to our software using our brand new Akeeba Front-End Framework, a CSS framework specially designed for our software. Please report any issues you find on supported browsers (IE11+, latest versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Microsoft Edge, Safari).

Preliminary Joomla! 4 support. We have made our software compatible with Joomla! 4.0.0 Alpha 2.

PHP 7.2 support. Our software is tested on PHP 7.2 and marked as compatible with it.

Bug fixes. We have addressed known issues, mostly low priority ones. Please consult the CHANGELOG.

Joomla! 3.4 or later

We only support Joomla! 3.4 or later, including 3.5, 3.6, 3.7 and 3.8. We strongly advise you to run the latest available version of Joomla! for security reasons. Older versions of Joomla! have known major security issues which are being actively exploited to hack sites.

This version of our software has preliminary support for Joomla! 4 (only tested with Joomla! 4.0.0 Alpha 2), released in November 2017. Please note that Joomla! 4 is still in its early development stages. As a result we cannot guarantee that our software will work problem-free on future testing or stable versions of Joomla! 4. Please bear in mind that just like Joomla 4 itself, our support for it is currently work in progress.

HEADS UP! The next version family, Akeeba Backup 6.1, will no longer support Joomla! 3.4, 3.5 and 3.6.

PHP 5.4.0 or any later 5.x/7.x version is required

Support for PHP 5.3 has been discontinued. PHP 5.3 has been end of life since August 2014 and widely considered a security risk, unfit for production sites. Our software requries PHP 5.4 or later and is compatible with PHP 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 7.0, 7.1 and 7.2. We strongly recommend using PHP 5.6 or 7.1.

We'd like to remind you that Joomla! 3.4 does NOT support PHP 7. PHP 7 is only supported by Joomla! 3.5.0 and later versions. Akeeba Backup will work perfectly fine (and very fast!) on a Joomla! 3.5 or later site running on PHP 7.0.

HEADS UP! The next version family, Akeeba Backup 6.1, will no longer support PHP 5.4 and 5.5.

Changelog

Bug fixes

  • [LOW] Add-on ANGIE language files would not be included in the backup archive
  • [LOW] Leftover empty file after the end of the Configuration Wizard run
  • [LOW] The Transfer Wizard may select a chunk size which is too big for the target server
  • [LOW] The kicktemp folder and the kickstart.transfer.php file were not removed after Site Transfer Wizard had finished
  • [LOW] Using the Site Transfer Wizard may result in a "wordpress" folder being left behind on some servers with a broken FTP server (technically a bug with your FTP server; we had to remove a minor feature to work around it)
  • [MEDIUM] Fixed connection issue to the database when certain hostnames are used (named pipes)

New features

  • Preliminary Joomla! 4.0 support
  • Rewritten interface using our brand new Akeeba Frontend Framework

Release Files

Documentation in PDF format

akeeba-backup-guide.pdf.zip

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Akeeba Backup Core installation package

pkg_akeeba-6.0.0.b1-core.zip

Joomla! 3.4 Joomla! 3.5 Joomla! 3.6 Joomla! 3.7 Joomla! 3.8 PHP 5.4 PHP 5.5 PHP 5.6 PHP 7.0 PHP 7.1 PHP 7.2

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