Is it possible to Upgrade Version 1.9.10 to 2.4.1? if so what steps should i take?
Is it possible to Upgrade Version 1.9.10 to 2.4.1
You shouldn't try to do the upgrade in one step.
While it may not technically be necessary, I'd recommend starting by upgrading to 1.9.19+. Doing so seems to make for a more reliable upgrade path.
Then, the farthest forward you can go from 1.9 is 2.2, so the next step would be to upgrade to 2.2.7+.
Then you can upgrade to 2.4.1 if you want to.
I would, along with many others here, recommend that you test each step thoroughly on a copy of your Moodle site before upgrading your live site. And if you use 3rd-party plugins, you'll want to verify they are available for the version you are moving to, or that you can modify your content not to use them.
Also, if you have a customized theme in 1.9.x, it WILL NOT WORK in any 2.x version.
for what it's worth, this is how we did it.
Forget upgrading. We set up a new Moodle 2.4.1 and it runs in parallel with our extensive Moodle 1.9
We just use 1.9 as is and add all new courses to Moodle 2. Our technician works slowly but surely on revamping all the old useful courses into Moodle 2 format. It's also given us a chance to restructure everything, which is no bad thing.
In the meantime, our learners have a choice of Moodle 1 or Moodle 2.
It certainly saves a lot of headaches!
Re Alan's comment: I agree, this is a viable option and can save a lot of angst, and help start off with a nice clean Moodle database.
Legacy files: What do you do with legacy files? I recommend dispensng with them if possible. If you want to do any clean up later, then there is NO way to bulk delete legacy files. See tracker: https://tracker.moodle.org/browse/MDL-36008
Users: you cannot migrate users+passwords. You will need to work around this.
History: you will loose this. In several cases I have seen sites backed up > DVD and restored onto a local server for compliance/recording needs.
Opportunity to clean up older courses. Priceless!!
Time/bandwidth for upload/restore. AFAIK, There is no automated process for the backup/download/upload/restore to occur, but it is not time consuming if you multitask. Uploading is the worst part. There is no way to tell when the process is finished or has faulted. You are best on this basis to find FTP access to a folder on your server and then restore from there.
Staff training: believe me, having some options like this helps with the PD requirements of staff. Staff in some areas appreciate the feeling of having choice. It's like kids eating their greens "Do you want your green on this or that side of the plate". They need to shift (eventually). Or they want to shift NOW and you have some early adopters to work with.
Students? I see little problem here. They are very adaptable.
I'll be interested if there is more comment on this, Plus, Minus or Interesting.
My 2c worth.
That's the option I took. Except I took the option during a half term break and spent the break transferring all the viable content from 1.9 to 2.4. It took 5 days but it worked. I restored the 1.9 backups into 2.4 for the majority of it but some of the courses for Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) used the Poodll v1 flashcard activity that doesn't transfer so I rebuilt the flashcards in the improved Poodll v2. No one has objected thus far, I've cleaned out students who have left/haven't logged in for anything up to 4 years and reset everyone...
Next task is really staff training.
We ae currently using 2.1 and want to upgrade to the most recent and stable version (2.4?). I have read the comments posted, but as a mere fledgling user, I am still concerned as to the best path to take. We do not have a system administrator to relaod everything we have created, but we do have a fairly competent person working with us to administrator a server and make modest adjustments. Unlike many programs (e.g. Microsoft Office), Moodle does not appear to be backward compatable, as folks seem to assert loading every iteration up to and including the most recent version might suggest. Can someone give a more definitive explanation with well developed steps so that us light weights can make the transition.
Help would be greatly appreciated.
Danny, you are in the wrong place. This thread is talking about options to move from 1.9 to 2.4. You do NOT need to reload stuff.
The process is straightforward from 2.1>2.4.1+ if you take your time and follow the steps. You will love it when you get there. I trust.
But there may also be hidden gotchas.
Danny Vaughn, Ph.D.
It is fairly straightforward to upgrade, but you cannot got from 2.1 to 2.4.1. You must upgrade to 2.2.7+ first, then you can upgrade to 2.4.1. All versions above 2.2.x require 2.2.x as a minimum version to upgrade from.
I always suggest testing on a test site. If you cannot do that, make sure you back up the moodle php files, moodledata files and the database prior to attempting an upgrade so the old version can be restored if the upgrade fails.