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Akeeba Backup for Joomla!

version 6.2.0 Stable

Released on: Tuesday, 04 September 2018 08:19

Release Notes

What's new

Support for DreamObjects' new US East cluster. DreamObjects has changed the location of its servers. Our code has been updated to reflect the new endpoints in use now.

Removed OneDrive for Business support. Unfortunately Microsoft discontinued the API we used to introduce this feature a few months ago. Their new API is rate limited which makes it impractical for uploading backup archives.

Automatic use of IAM role credentials in EC2 instances. Akeeba Backup will not automatically make use of the provisioned temporary Amazon S3 credentials when running inside an Amazon EC2 instance with an attached IAM Role. No need for you to configure S3 access and secret keys. It obviously only works for sites hosted in EC2 instances and only if the IAM Role of the EC2 instance provides S3 access to the bucket you are writing to.

Option to delete everything before restoring a backup archive. Please read the documentation before enabling and using it.. THIS IS VERY DANGEROUS (and disabled by default). When using the integrated restoration you can ask it to delete everything before restoring the backup. WATCH OUT! This will delete EVERYTHING, even files and folders which do not belong to your site and/or are not part of your backup. Do not use this unless you know what you are doing and you are ready to accept full responsibility of what will happen.

Bug fixes. We have addressed several issues. 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.

HEADS UP! We will be dropping support for Joomla! 3.4, 3.5 and 3.6 in the near future.

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 requires 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 7.2.

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.

HEADS UP! We will be dropping support for PHP 5.4 and 5.5 in the near future.

Changelog

Bug fixes

  • [HIGH] Some multipart ZIP files would result in an infinite loop
  • [HIGH] Uploading to Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive or Google Storage (JSON API) would fail if chunked uploads were enabled but the uploaded file was smaller than the selected chunk size.
  • [LOW] ANGIE: Warnings issued on empty message queue
  • [LOW] Cosmetic: PHP 7.2 warning on Manage Backups page with single part backups
  • [LOW] Suppress open_basedir warning on parent of web root folder
  • [MEDIUM] Cannot fetch back or delete files stored in a Google Team Drive
  • [MEDIUM] Google Storage (JSON API) creates problematic file name when saving files to the bucket's root
  • [MEDIUM] Using Hybrid mode for restoration had no effect (worked like direct file writes)

New features

  • Option to delete everything before restoring a backup archive. Please read the documentation before enabling and using it.
  • Support for DreamObjects' new US East cluster
  • Use automatically provisioned temporary Amazon S3 credentials when running inside an Amazon EC2 instance with an attached IAM Role

Removed features

  • Removing OneDrive for Business support. Microsoft's documentation is wrong and the integration only worked with the one test account we used - and it stopped working after release of version 6.1.2. This feature will NOT be revisited.

Release Files

Akeeba Backup Core installation package

pkg_akeeba-6.2.0-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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