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I cannont import a converted 1.9 file to 2.5, i used conversionthingy
 

hi,

ive a working moodle 1.9.x site, i also have a test 2.1.x site up and going on my host. when i backup my 1.9 course and use the conversion thingy to convert it creates a .mbz file.

the file size is a 13059 kb .mbz file and my moodle says it's too large a file to import when i try to import into the 2.x site ive attached the error in an image.

so i created a fresh machine , one where i could control the config files and any max file size issues... i installed a quick xampp setup, and tried to upload the same .mbz file, it just kept spinning and spinning..

 

question.. how do i get my 1.9.x course into 2.5.x?

thanks for any help.

mm


 
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Re: I cannont import a converted 1.9 file to 2.5, i used conversionthingy
 

Hi Marc,

Go into Moodledata > Repositories inside the WAMP server file system

Make a new folder called "Backup"

Put your MBZ file in there

On the moodle go to Site Admin > Plugins > Repositories > Manage repositories

Enable "File System" and then go to the settings where there will be a drop down with "Backup" in it, select that and save.

Now underneath "Wikimedia" you will have a new link called "Backup" and you can access you backup file from there.

Hope that helps

Charlie

 
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Re: I cannont import a converted 1.9 file to 2.5, i used conversionthingy
 

Charlie,

Thanks for responding to my help request, I'm stumped here.

I'm going to try what you mentioned this afternoon, and let you know.

marc

 

 
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Re: I cannont import a converted 1.9 file to 2.5, i used conversionthingy
 

well i tried this, but i still dont see any files there....

 the exact steps were a little different, but i managed to try what you mentioned.

no files listed there, and still the upload errors.

m

 

 
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Re: I cannont import a converted 1.9 file to 2.5, i used conversionthingy
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Have you gone into the php.ini file and increased the max_upload_size and max_post_size sizes? That is what the error message is telling you. If you cannot access the ini file, then perhaps you can break it down into a smaller set of files, and append to the course in the v2.5. If you are trying to include User data, I suggest you leave that out all together - that will not restore. 

 
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