Akeeba Backup 7 Beta Release
Akeeba Backup 7 is a BETA release which the developer recommends users implement on production websites pending the release of Akeeba Backup 7 STABLE release in January 2020.
Akeeba explain on their website (see link below) why they have chosen to issue a BETA release in this instance.
They confirm that the most recent stable release (v6.6.1) will continue to be supported until Akeeba Backup 7 stable release is made available.
Post Akeeba Backup 7 there will be several features which were hitherto included with the FREE version only henceforth being included with the PRO version (see link below).
What should you do?
If you are already using the PRO version then you need do nothing until the stable release becomes available. at which point you should install the update.
If you are using the FREE version then you may wish to subscribe to the PRO version.
The developer has offered a generous 30% discount for a limited period if you choose to do so.
Akeeba Backup is our preferred Backup Utility.
See comprehensive Release Notes for more details.
Back up before updating any 3rd Party Joomla! extension
Any update can break your website.
Perform a FULL backup of your website (database and files) before installing any update.