Released on: Saturday, 14 May 2016 10:12
Google Drive integration. On popular request we added native suport for Google Drive. Please read the documentation! Unlike other storage options file and folder names are not guaranteed to be unique in Google Drive, making for some interesting potential problems.
Ability to downgrade UTF8MB4 data to UTF8 during restoration. One challenge with the UTF8MB4 support in recent WordPress and Joomla! releases is how do you move your site to a server which does not support UTF8MB4. Such a downgrade is nearly impossible to do manually. Luckily for you, Akeeba Backup can automatically perform the downgrade for you as long as you enable the option to convert the data to utf8 before restoring your database.
Now all of our backup software (Akeeba Backup for Joomla! and WordPress, as well as Akeeba Solo) come in two editions: Core and Professional. The Core version is provided free of charge to everybody WITHOUT having to subscribe, register or login and contains roughly 80% of the features. The Professional version is only available to paid subscribers –depending on their subscription level– and contains all the features. Support is only provided for the Professional version to eligible subscribers.
We strongly recommend installing and using the Core version before purchasing the Professional version. There are no refunds given on grounds of server compatibility, usability or software capabilities since these can be easily determined by installing the Core version on your server and/or reading our documentation, both available free of charge to everybody. If you have a question regarding our software please use the Contact Us link to submit a pre-sales request. Our staff will be most happy to respond to your requests!
Good news, folks! We listened to your feedback and restored compatibility with all versions of PHP from 5.3.04 onwards, including 5.4, 5.5, 5.6 and the just-released 7.0. We'd like to remind you that most third party software which can be backed up by our software do not necessarily support PHP 7. As a result we can't guarantee the trouble-free operation of the restoration procedure or the restored site if you are using PHP 7.
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.