I've seen a few recent posts related to this topic, but none that really answered my question.
In the Automated course backups report (Site administration > Reports > Backups) and the associated email report, what is the difference between the following statuses?
- Course backup ad hoc task pending
- Automated backup pending
Particularly, we've started getting one course marked as "Unfinished", even though the scheduled task logs indicate that all courses needing a backup were successfully added to the ad-hoc task queue. If a course is added to the ad-hoc task queue successfully, I would expect that it would get a status of #2 or #3.
The docs page for Automated course backup does mention the Unfinished status, although it does not have anything about the other two.
If it is successfully added to the ad-hoc task queue, I am not sure why it would be marked as Unfinished. I think the description on that page might not have been updated for the recent addition of ad-hoc tasks for backups. The automated course backup task now ends basically before any backups happen at all, since they all get handled through the ad-hoc task queue!
I did see recommendations in some topics (thank you Ken!) to check moodledata/temp/backups, but all I have in there are *.log files. There is no contenthash directory that might be holding some old backup files.
Any insight would be much appreciated! 😀
(Edit: I should mention that the course being marked Unfinished does seem to backup successfully. But, I am concerned that the Unfinished status could indicate some issue happening temporarily/intermittently, that is a harbinger of worse things to come!)