I am very frustrated that after over two days (about 20 hours) of upgrading and converting, I will not be able to use 2.4 for my spring classes.
The problem is that the backup and restore functions take so much time that my server times out. At first I thought that was a problem when coverting a 1.9 course to 2.2 as instructed. I tried converting one course at a time. That did not work
Next I converted the whole install on a stand-alone server that ran over night. Once I got 1.9 converted to 2.2, I thought I had seen the worst of it. I then converted 2.2 to 2.4 to get to the latest version.
I spend the majority of yesterday getting the install moved from my old local server to our ISP server. Since the database doubled in size, that turned in to an ordeal.
Today I have a running version of 2.4...so I start getting ready for the new semester classes by backing up and restoring my first course. The server produced an Error 500 during the backup of one course. I tried again with no student data and the backup worked...but took about five times longer than a full course back in 1.9. Then when I tried to restore the course without any student data, I got Error 500 again...the server timed out.
I would be interested to learn how other users have been able to migrate to 2.4 and run it on a hosted server. My install is small...44 courses and 370 students...so size should not be an issue.
I hate to admit defeat, but this is taking way too much time and creative energy. I am open to any suggestions...but I do not see the benefit of moving from a perfectly running 1.9 install to a 2.4 that is going to cause problems.
I love moodle. The reason I use it in my classes is that our school uses Blackboard which is terrible. There are many features in moodle that are much better than BB...like the quiz mod for one.
Any ideas or feedback?