Greetings all from a new member
I am using Moodle to create a course at our setup. I have created a course with about 10 quizes. The quiz questions obviously are stored in the database.
Now the course I am going to create is going to repeat every 2 weeks. So I dont want to go through the ordeal of creating the course and all quizes again and again.
I could backup the entire course and restore its copies and use it. But in that case would it use the same questions from the database or is it going to be creating new copies of all the questions again in the database ? This might be end up taking lot of space if I do this often ..
I need to roll this out soon so any inputs regd. this will help.
THanks - Ani.
Greetings all from a new member
the restore process includes an algorithm to reuse the existing questions in your server if they are used in the course being restored. Only one condition must be true: Question Categories in your original course must be public to be reused!!
Hope this helps, ciao
great !! that surely helps
then, hope it works
I am trying to backup and getting an error saying :
An error occurred while zipping the backup
|The backup did not complete successfully|
Why is this happening ? I have set the zip and unzip program paths to right locations e.g. /usr/bin/gzip ..
I was using wrong zip programs. Switched from gzip/gunzip to zip/unzip and now thigs are working pretty darn nice ! Thanks again !
I think it's the preferred setting...ciao
Eloy,is it also possible to copy a course WITHOUT THE USERS? I now only have the choice between all users or the users of the course..
No. I think is should be a good reason for that, but I cannot remember it!! As a workaround you can make a backup, restore it without users (it implies that all the user-data in every module won't be restored) and then make a backup again. As there isn't users, this second backup shouldn't have users at all, I think.
Thanks for that work-around, sometimes are solution so simple..
When I imported for the first time a backup from moodle.org, I ended up with a complete gang of Spanish users in my Schooldatabase of Moodle. (Gladly with no access to the courses because all our courses get by default a key.)
as a latest-hour feature, I've added the possibility to backup courses without users at all. It hasn't been FULLY tested but seems to work fine. For more info, you can take a loog to http://moodle.org/bugs/bug.php?op=show&bugid=1422.
Any feedback will be welcome...
I am trying to copy a course and include the Users, but I don't seem to have that option available. I also can't figure out how to import the users afterwards. Any ideas?
Are you copying the course to a new Moodle or replicating on an existing Moodle? Do you want a new course or a direct copy of one?
These questions are important as to how you copy then paste the course.
If it is a new course on a new Moodle then your best option would be to backup the previous course and include User files, then restore it to your new Moodle and everything should be intact.
If you are replicating on an existing Moodle then you perform the same all files included backup, but then when you restore, give it another name, restore it as a new course.
If you want a new course, then you can create your new blank course, then import the files of the previous course, but, from meory, this does not always bring over User Files, I think you have to specify User Files as well.
Note, in each case, include the User files.
If you want a direct copy of the course and all its files then whenever you try to copy and paste, it is probably going to cause problems with replication in the database and moodledata folder, so this is not a preferred option.
Any of these options should work as you need.
It was a little more work than I wanted, but creating the backup and then restoring it into a new course worked. I just have to do it four more times. Groan.
The import files option does not have any User Files in it.
Thanks for your help.
I have moodle 1.9.3 running on windows server, when I backup a course I get the following error, any idea?