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Akeeba Backup for Joomla!

version 6.3.0 Stable

Released on: Thursday, 15 November 2018 07:37

Release Notes

What's new

Support for Application Keys in BackBlaze B2. You now have finer-grained control over your B2 integration, giving access only to specific buckets on each of your sites.

Added new filter to exclude User Action Logs from the backup (Joomla 3.9+ only). Joomla 3.9 introduced the User Action Logs feature which is enabled by default. This feature generates a large volume of information which does not really belong to a backup. We create a filter, enabled by default, which excludes these records from the backup to prevent backup bloating and improve the time required to take a backup.

New look and feel for the backup restoration script (ANGIE) The restoration script, included in every backup you take, has a new interface following the same design of Akeeba Backup itself. Moreover, we removed our dependency to jQuery, using pure JavaScript to implement all its user interface features. This brings some performance improvements.

Always enable multipart uploads in Google Drive. Google Drive requires that uploading files over 5MB takes place using chunked uploads. Therefore we had to remove the option to disable chunked uploads. Chunked uploads also reduce the likelihood of the backup failing due to a timeout error so it's a win-win choice.

OneDrive, Google Storage (JSON API) and Dropbox: do not disable multipart uploads when the option to upload part files immediately after their creation is enabled. Previous versions would override your choice of chunked uploads when you had enabled the option to upload part files immediately after their creation. We discovered in our code review that this is no longer necessary. We now respect chunked uploads even in this case, allowing for larger part sizes (up to 2GB, depending on the service) with these remote storage engines.

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, 3.8 and 3.9. 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 only test our software with the last two released Joomla! version branches.

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 currently offer preliminary support for PHP 7.3 which at the time of this writing is still in Release Candidate (testing) phase. 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, 5.5 and 7.0 starting January 2019.

Changelog

Bug fixes

  • [HIGH] Upload to DreamObjects: the Cluster setting had no effect
  • [HIGH] Uploading multiple parts to CloudFiles results in files stored in the wrong location
  • [LOW] Fixed JavaScript issues when Content-Security-Policy header is missing the unsafe-eval value
  • [LOW] PHP 7.3 warning in the Control Panel page
  • [LOW] Sometimes media folder permissions may not be detected correctly
  • [MEDIUM] Cannot delete files stored on BackBlaze
  • [MEDIUM] Google Drive fails to upload files larger than 5MB and smaller than the part size
  • [MEDIUM] Kickstart (used in Site Transfer Wizard) showed untranslated strings
  • [MEDIUM] OneDrive download to browser does not work when the tokens have expired

New features

  • Added new filter to exclude User Action Logs from the backup (Joomla 3.9+ only)
  • New look and feel for the backup restoration script (ANGIE)
  • Support for Application Keys in BackBlaze B2

Miscellaneous changes

  • Always enable multipart uploads in Google Drive
  • Dropbox: do not disable multipart uploads when the option to upload part files immediately after their creation is enabled
  • Google Storage (JSON API): do not disable multipart uploads when the option to upload part files immediately after their creation is enabled
  • OneDrive: do not disable multipart uploads when the option to upload part files immediately after their creation is enabled

Release Files

Documentation in PDF format

akeeba-backup-guide.pdf.zip

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Akeeba Backup Core installation package

pkg_akeeba-6.3.0-core.zip

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