Solo (Standalone)

Akeeba Solo (Standalone)

version 1.8.0 Stable

Released on: Saturday, 14 May 2016 10:12

Release Notes

Release highlights

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.

Core and Professional versions

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!

PHP 5.3.3 or later or PHP 7 is required

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.


Bug fixes

  • [HIGH] ALICE would fail on PHP 7 due to use of obsolete language construct
  • [MEDIUM] Fixed Rackspace CloudFiles when using a region different then London
  • [MEDIUM] Remote backup could fail on WordPress when you have certain weird comments in your wp-config.php

New features

  • Automatic detection and working around of temporary data load failure
  • Direct download link to Akeeba Kickstart in the Manage Backups page
  • Download log button from ALICE page
  • Schedule Automatic backups button in the Configuration page's toolbar
  • Schedule Automatic backups button is shown after the Configuration Wizard completes
  • Working around PHP opcode cache issues occurring right before the restoration starts if the old restoration.php configuration file was not removed

Miscellaneous changes

  • ANGIE (restoration script): Reset APC cache after the restoration is complete (NB! Only if you use ANGIE's Remove Installation Directory feature)
  • Chrome won't let developers restore the values of password fields it ERRONEOUSLY auto-fills with random passwords. We worked around Google's atrocious bugs with extreme prejudice. You're welcome.

Removed features

  • Google Drive: Removed "Download to browser" feature since it's not supported

Release Files

Akeeba Solo Core

PHP 5.3 PHP 5.4 PHP 5.5 PHP 5.6 PHP 7.0

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