Where do I put it so that after unzipping I can locate it in the Admin interface?
Thanks for any help.
I can tell you my personal strategy for this. I don't use cpanel, but maybe you can find the commonalities and be successful regardless!
I always create a "conversions and uploads" course where I all moodle or archives prior to restoring them. I have wrecked my front page before by being careless when restoring (replacing the FRONT PAGE course by accident), and I find it much safer to restore out of a shell course that I use for all such .
Figure out what ID number moodle assigns to this course, and then you can find it again in the moodledata folder. (On my system, this course is always 2!) Place the archive in the uploads and conversions course area directly.
Then, when you go into the course through moodle, you will be able to find and restore it with the moodle restore tools. I don't think you will be successful to unzip the archive with cpanel.
If I misunderstood your post and answered a question you didn't ask, apologies!
Where do I create the folder 'conversions & upoloads'?
In the root of the installation or the moodledata folder which is outside of the installation?
the course consists of an xml document - the course info & then a folder with the data for the course within it.
I am confused by your statement: the course consists of an xml document - the course info & then a folder with the data for the course within it
Are you working with a moodle archive or something else??
The zipped up course I'm trying to upload contains, I think - it's at home & I'm at work, a moodle document that has all the course details - I think it's an xml document. It's a moodle archive I believe.
And then there are two folders, one with the data in & the other empty. I'm not sure what this other one is called.
Uploaded it to a newly created course > restore > & followed from there.
Thanks for your advice & patience.
If you are still listening, A.T.Wyatt, thank you for this great, simple idea. I'm sure it will save me a lot of hassles!
I'm also having problems with uploading a course back up and restoring it. The file is 180 mg and for the upload limit is 24mg. How can I change this upload limit?