I administer a med-large Moodle deployment on behalf of a Australian tertiary education facility. We are a hosted environment currently on 2.6.2 with a plan to upgrade to 2.9.x by Jan 2016.
Moodle has evolved very 'organically' over the previous 5 years. I joined the organisation this year we have been performing massive housekeeping effort. We have identified thousands of courses and hundreds of thousands of users that are redundant and have been clogging up the system.
Moodle does a lousy job of cleaning up after itself and even deleting the users and courses is no guarantee that the logs, files and associated data are cleaned up.
We are contemplating a clean start with Moodle 2.9, and I wanted to reach out to the community to see if anyone else has travelled this road ahead of us.
The idea is to only migrate over the courses that we intend to deliver. Leave all the users and user data behind, and import a brand new set of current students and staff. We would keep a copy of the old system running for reporting and auditing
Has anyone attempted such a thing? Do you have a ‘gut reaction’ it is an idea of complete folly or inspired brilliance? Do you feel this will result in significant system improvements?
Thanks in advance, Greg