Brief description ... site is a K12 with only 6000+ users and many courses run as a 'team taught' or 'shared' course .. by that I mean, one class, two teachers and their students. A few of those 'team taught' courses are Digital Media types where teachers/students are using things like Video editing, Digital Photography, Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, etc.
Due to the course content, assignments, if used in the 'traditional' way (upload to Moodle) course grows very large just within the first grading period of an academic year. Example: current size of one such course was 60Gig (which hadn't been reset properly from last years use) at the beginning of this academic year and after the first grading period it is now 90Gig.
The ONLY way one can backup such a course is command line - and that might actually fail due to connectivity time outs via ssh which leaves in moodledata/temp/backup/ a rather large failed attempt that Moodle itself doesn't know to 'clean up'. If it is backed up successfully, there's the flip issue of restoring it. Can't be done via Moodle UI and the only way might be to use moosh (there is no restore.php in moodlecode/admin/cli/).
So thus the question ... is there a Max size for backups/restores done via command line where it will fail regardless of method used to backup or restore?
Any similar experiences related and shared back appreciated!
'spirit of sharing', Ken