Hi all, I'm running Moodle 2.6.6 and am having some teething problems running a full site backup. From reading the documentation http://docs.moodle.org/22/en/Automated_course_backup , http://docs.moodle.org/22/en/Cron_with_Windows_OS and http://docs.moodle.org/22/en/Cron my understanding is that Cron is something that runs in the background and keeps Moodle ticking over and maintaining the system.
I am wanting to schedule a full course backup and so through site admin > courses > backups > automated backup setup
I have set this to active and have got every day ticked with a time of 8pm in the evening, I specified the 'course backup file area and the specified directory' as the save location as well as creating a folder called moodlebackup on my C:\ and provding its filepath in the save to box underneath, so C:\moodlebackup. There is a tick next to this box which according to instructions indicates a correct file path specified. Everything is ticked under 'automated backup settings' and use course name in file backup is also ticked.
After saving this and letting the backup run and then going to my backup log, every course says error next to it.
I discovered that the initial automated software exe cron although setup had not been running correctly and so with some extra work as per http://docs.moodle.org/22/en/Cron_with_Windows_OS the command line version was implemented. This is linked to a bat file that also logs the cron output, similar to this line
c:\php\php.exe -f c:\moodle\admin\cron.php > c:\moodle\admin\cron.log
Now after this runs it produces the message 'skipped' for each course. I'm aware that skipped means if a course hasn't been changed for 31 days it will be skipped but I know that some of them, maybe 4/5 are altered on a weekly basis so can't work out why they are being skipped.
The log file is reporting that automated backup has been scheduled and lists every course as part of this backup but then outputs the message automated backup successful. I have searched for .mdz(?) files which I beleive are the Moodle backups but can't find anything and also if I go in any course and then click the restore icon for it to look at the backups, again nothing is listed.
I'm unsure over why all courses have a skipped status when I know that some have been edited recently.
Also has the automated backup been incorrectly implemented and how does this differ from the scheduled cron backup. Will they not conflict?
Thanks in advance for any replies on this matter,