Question 1: Is there a wiki that already has step by step instructions for what I am trying to do below?
This is the first time installing/using moodle.
Someone else in the past installed moodle on a pc with WinXP using XAMPP. But I would like to move it to a Linux server.
I have downloaded and installed Turnkey virtual appliance version of Moodle. Which is basically ubuntu with moodle already preconfigured.
I wish to migrate everything from the XAMPP environment to Turnkey Moodle environment. I have been looking at the config.php files to locate where all the directories are.
What I need help with is understanding the steps involved in migrating from one to the other 100%. The original has been in use for a while so it has been themed, has content, is integrated with Active Directory.
Using the following instructions (method 1,
It is the following step I am confused with.
<quote>Step 2. Copy the Moodle software. You will need to copy the Moodle code itself to the new server - upgrade the code to the latest version if you can.</quote>
What does this mean? The following is an output of the moodle files as they appear on the XP pc.
Volume in drive C has no label.
Volume Serial Number is 5884-BEBF
Directory of C:\server
25/11/2010 02:32 PM <DIR> .
25/11/2010 02:32 PM <DIR> ..
30/09/2009 04:34 PM <DIR> apache
21/01/2009 10:31 PM 423 apache_start.bat
21/01/2009 10:31 PM 127 apache_stop.bat
30/09/2009 04:33 PM <DIR> cgi-bin
07/07/2010 11:41 AM <DIR> feedback_package
30/09/2009 05:36 PM <DIR> install
30/09/2009 04:33 PM <DIR> licenses
30/09/2009 05:37 PM <DIR> moodle
04/11/2010 11:42 AM <DIR> moodledata
30/09/2009 04:32 PM <DIR> mysql
18/02/2009 09:49 PM 468 mysql_start.bat
04/02/2009 12:54 PM 62 mysql_stop.bat
08/04/2009 08:16 PM 433 passwords.txt
30/09/2009 05:36 PM <DIR> php
10/04/2009 10:10 PM 6,211 readme_de.txt
10/04/2009 10:10 PM 6,263 readme_en.txt
30/09/2009 04:32 PM <DIR> sendmail
21/12/2007 05:01 AM 60,928 service.exe
06/12/2005 12:51 AM 367 setup_xampp.bat
25/11/2010 02:20 PM <DIR> tmp
18/02/2009 09:41 PM 147,456 xampp-control.exe
21/12/2007 05:01 AM 144,592 xampp-portcheck.exe
14/02/2009 02:00 AM 86,016 xampp_chkdll.exe
14/02/2009 02:00 AM 102,400 xampp_cli.exe
14/02/2009 02:00 AM 90,112 xampp_restart.exe
14/02/2009 02:00 AM 73,728 xampp_service_mercury.exe
14/02/2009 02:00 AM 90,112 xampp_start.exe
14/02/2009 02:00 AM 90,112 xampp_stop.exe
18 File(s) 899,810 bytes
14 Dir(s) 109,417,136,128 bytes free
Do I have to upgrade the XAMPP version of moodle first? How is that done?
Do I copy the contents of c:\server\moodle to the linux server?
Also don't know what version is running in each environment?
Maybe I am overthinking this and there is a simpler way.