I'm really interested in this because every Moodle we have had the course back up has failed to take with it the glossary entries and now that we are starting to use glossaries as a graded activity it is becoming way more important to be able to get the entries too.
I've read your statement about disabling calendar entries to make the glossary backup work, but I'm marginally confused as to just what technique / pathway you were using. Can you clarify.
Were you for example using course back up, selecting only the glossary, with or without the users in the course, and then I'm lost with the disabling calendar entries. Did you mean don't put a tick in the 'include calendar event' in the backup selection process?