Hi all - hope this is the appropriate forum for my query , I think my issues hinge around the backup/restore process.
We are upgrading from moodle 1.9 to 2.4.
We have built a fresh install of moodle 2.4, and are going to backup up our courses in our moodle 1.9, and restore them to our moodle 2.4.
My plan is to transfer the domain name of the 1.9 moodle (moodle.solihullsfc.ac.uk) to the new moodle, after the courses have been restored to moodle 2.4. Currently our moodle 2.4 just has a numerical i.p. address.
I'm aware that there can be problems with absolute links to files when restoring courses from one moodle to another, which can be addressed by using the replace.php script to update the domain name.
If I've understood it correctly, when we restore our courses to moodle 2.4, the links will be stored in the databases as absolute links (that is, with the numerical i.p. address), so when we transfer the domain name, we will have to run the replace.php script to correct the links to using the moodle.solihullsfc.ac.uk domain name. Can anyone confirm that this is right?
And if anyone thinks this process of upgrading is clearly unsound, please suggest a better approach! (We've tried to upgrade the whole site in one go, but couldn't get past database errors.)
Many thanks for any support/advice you can offer!