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Backup error within a course (courseid = 1) Picture of Adrian Perez RodriguezAdrian Perez Rodriguez 9 Ken Task
Sat, 23 Sep 2017, 2:10 AM
'Save to' field not working in Automated backup setup Picture of Tony HTony H 3 Tony H
Fri, 22 Sep 2017, 11:43 AM
Automated Course Backups Directly to Cloud Storage Picture of Nadirshah FerozepurwallaNadirshah Ferozepurwalla 1 Ken Task
Fri, 22 Sep 2017, 2:25 AM
Backing up and restoring course eliminates gradebook categories and items Picture of Karla BrightKarla Bright 6 Blair F.
Fri, 22 Sep 2017, 1:46 AM
Advice on mass deleting backup files Picture of Ehsan AnwarEhsan Anwar 3 Ken Task
Wed, 20 Sep 2017, 7:14 PM
backup hashfile not moving to trashdir Picture of Ehsan AnwarEhsan Anwar 5 Ehsan Anwar
Wed, 20 Sep 2017, 12:42 AM
course backups Picture of Fabienne NeveuFabienne Neveu 0 Fabienne Neveu
Tue, 12 Sep 2017, 11:34 PM
Security copy moodle2 course eating lots of space Picture of Mohammad khondakarMohammad khondakar 1 Raúl Martínez Álvarez
Tue, 12 Sep 2017, 4:17 PM
Can not restore a course [error/setting_by_name_not_found] Picture of Ahmad ElGazzazAhmad ElGazzaz 13 Nadav Kavalerchik
Sun, 3 Sep 2017, 12:13 AM
How can I restore courses to a new Moodle installation and a year old data backup not made with Moodle? Picture of randal potratzrandal potratz 1 Visvanath Ratnaweera
Sat, 2 Sep 2017, 1:07 AM
The file you tried to upload is too large for the server to process. Picture of manh vu thanhmanh vu thanh 4 John Jackson
Fri, 1 Sep 2017, 5:38 AM
Manual vs Auto File Size Picture of Blair F.Blair F. 0 Blair F.
Fri, 1 Sep 2017, 1:09 AM
Deploying database changes: dev --> test --> prod Picture of Kev BerneKev Berne 14 Emma Richardson
Sat, 26 Aug 2017, 9:55 PM
Increasing space in disk in moodledata/temp/backup Picture of Eduardo HmEduardo Hm 2 Séverin Terrier
Wed, 23 Aug 2017, 5:40 PM
Importing D2L Course to Moodle Picture of Harmandeep JohalHarmandeep Johal 2 Lori Wendt
Mon, 21 Aug 2017, 11:09 PM
Backups fail: 500 Internal Server Error... Help! Picture of Peter HalversonPeter Halverson 15 Travis Mitchell
Tue, 15 Aug 2017, 7:03 AM
Issue with exporting (or importing IMSCC) Picture of brad linebergerbrad lineberger 1 Helen Foster
Mon, 14 Aug 2017, 9:44 PM
"cannotfindassignablerole" warning when restoring backup without any user Picture of Susana L.Susana L. 1 Emma Richardson
Fri, 4 Aug 2017, 1:21 AM
Moodle course restore error Picture of Juan SuarezJuan Suarez 1 Emma Richardson
Thu, 27 Jul 2017, 10:41 PM
Work Downloads in Blank after Backup Picture of Claudia TaveiraClaudia Taveira 0 Claudia Taveira
Tue, 25 Jul 2017, 6:57 PM
Backup created, moved to course but not working Picture of Paul RitchingsPaul Ritchings 0 Paul Ritchings
Wed, 19 Jul 2017, 11:35 PM
Bug - restore defaults nove working Picture of Zvonko MartinovićZvonko Martinović 0 Zvonko Martinović
Wed, 19 Jul 2017, 4:27 PM
Download mdl_files table via url Picture of Elke ThonéElke Thoné 5 Emma Richardson
Fri, 14 Jul 2017, 10:29 PM
Large course backup will not restore Picture of g kg k 1 Ken Task
Fri, 14 Jul 2017, 5:20 AM
Restoring Moodle 1.9 course into 3.0 Picture of Jacques LeCavalierJacques LeCavalier 8 Mary Cooch
Thu, 13 Jul 2017, 4:27 AM
controller stops at 100 Picture of Bernat MartinezBernat Martinez 0 Bernat Martinez
Thu, 13 Jul 2017, 1:53 AM
Import course data and restrict access topics of topics Picture of Helson CHelson C 3 Emma Richardson
Wed, 12 Jul 2017, 8:07 PM
Programmatic backup and restore Picture of Perry WayPerry Way 20 Nadav Kavalerchik
Mon, 10 Jul 2017, 5:48 AM
Backup all codes'files Picture of Yorah BosseYorah Bosse 1 Emma Richardson
Sat, 8 Jul 2017, 1:06 AM
error backing up courses - "setting_invalid_ui_label" Picture of Drew SmithDrew Smith 2 Bernat Martinez
Fri, 7 Jul 2017, 2:29 PM
restore backups fails with setting_by_name_not_found Picture of Iván YivoffIván Yivoff 18 Séverin Terrier
Thu, 6 Jul 2017, 3:59 PM
Backup Error Picture of Kodden .Kodden . 1 Kodden .
Wed, 5 Jul 2017, 12:39 AM
recovery of accidentally deleted courses (v.2.2.6) Picture of sue sugizakisue sugizaki 20 Pablo Barroso
Fri, 30 Jun 2017, 12:33 AM
Moodle 3.3 Restore course Picture of Dave EmsleyDave Emsley 2 Emma Richardson
Thu, 29 Jun 2017, 8:19 PM
Course Backup / Restore - Compatibility between Moodle versions Picture of nicola tuverinicola tuveri 3 Matteo Scaramuccia
Wed, 28 Jun 2017, 6:16 AM
Migrating Picture of James SteerpikeJames Steerpike 2 James Steerpike
Sat, 24 Jun 2017, 10:54 PM
Can not restore course: error/setting_by_name_not_found Picture of Eseosa IEseosa I 0 Eseosa I
Thu, 22 Jun 2017, 5:23 AM
Course backup will not restore Picture of Rusty HatchettRusty Hatchett 0 Rusty Hatchett
Mon, 19 Jun 2017, 11:36 PM
Timestamp after moving files to another server Picture of Bente OlsenBente Olsen 2 Bente Olsen
Wed, 14 Jun 2017, 7:14 PM
Error reading from Database during course restore (dmlreadexception) in Moodle 3.3+ Picture of Leon SchröderLeon Schröder 0 Leon Schröder
Tue, 13 Jun 2017, 11:12 PM
Error "forum_user_enrolled() cannot be used any more" occurred during course restoration Picture of Ryan ChanRyan Chan 1 Helen Foster
Fri, 9 Jun 2017, 10:44 PM
Error connecting to the server Picture of William WinansWilliam Winans 3 William Winans
Thu, 8 Jun 2017, 5:52 AM
Import fails due to "Default exception handler: Can not find data record in database table files_reference." MeRebecca Trynes 5 Rebecca Trynes
Wed, 7 Jun 2017, 8:38 AM
"MySQL server has gone away" error when making backup Picture of Miha OsojnikMiha Osojnik 7 Ben Laor
Sun, 4 Jun 2017, 9:01 PM
The issue that disrupted all the plans! DISAPPOINTED! Picture of rkLearn .rkLearn . 1 Emma Richardson
Fri, 2 Jun 2017, 8:16 PM
Specifying location to save backup files BobBob Ridge-Stearn 3 Ken Task
Tue, 30 May 2017, 10:55 PM
Restoring Course with Deleted Users Picture of Tyler BogdanTyler Bogdan 11 Séverin Terrier
Tue, 30 May 2017, 9:45 PM
Duplicate entry '1' for key 'PRIMARY' Restoring backup Picture of Matias Eduardo Bordone CarranzaMatias Eduardo Bordone Carranza 0 Matias Eduardo Bordone Carranza
Fri, 19 May 2017, 11:55 PM
Course import fails Picture of tamas erdelyitamas erdelyi 4 Emma Richardson
Thu, 18 May 2017, 10:41 PM
Course import fails Picture of tamas erdelyitamas erdelyi 0 tamas erdelyi
Tue, 16 May 2017, 8:35 PM
how to restore same activity to many courses at once mynamemoodle question 6 Greg Rudl
Sat, 13 May 2017, 12:22 AM
My restore file is about 1 GB and can't upload Picture of hoàng nguyễnhoàng nguyễn 7 Simon Fraser
Tue, 2 May 2017, 11:48 PM
Backup test environment and restore to production environment Picture of Michael VMichael V 1 Emma Richardson
Thu, 27 Apr 2017, 11:29 PM
How to enable 'keeptempdirectoriesonbackup'? Picture of Blair F.Blair F. 6 Salim Al Waili
Thu, 27 Apr 2017, 6:04 PM
migrate to a new server using restore doesn't bring users Picture of Will HWill H 9 Ken Task
Wed, 26 Apr 2017, 11:08 PM
Backup Error processing archive file Picture of Bert van der HooftBert van der Hooft 1 Ken Task
Thu, 13 Apr 2017, 12:05 AM
Error Creating Backup - Moodle 3.2+ Picture of Dave EmsleyDave Emsley 1 Ken Task
Wed, 12 Apr 2017, 7:36 PM
How to restore all the courses I have backuped ? Picture of jiandu ccjiandu cc 5 Ken Task
Tue, 11 Apr 2017, 9:41 AM
IMS Common Cartridge Backup Fails Picture of Chick BeckleyChick Beckley 5 Angel Vander Steeg
Wed, 5 Apr 2017, 9:26 PM
I can't restore/find automated backups. Picture of Ahmad ElGazzazAhmad ElGazzaz 10 Ahmad ElGazzaz
Sat, 1 Apr 2017, 12:34 AM
PHP 7 64bit Restore issues Picture of Andrew DeathridgeAndrew Deathridge 2 Ken Task
Sat, 25 Mar 2017, 9:38 PM
Issue in restoring course Picture of Sparsh SaxenaSparsh Saxena 1 Emma Richardson
Thu, 23 Mar 2017, 7:51 PM
Error error/cannot_finish_ui_if_not_setting_ui Picture of Yondonjamts BaatarYondonjamts Baatar 2 Mary Evans
Sat, 18 Mar 2017, 10:46 PM
Restoring a backup gives an error Duplicate entry 'xxxxx' for key 'mdl_quizatte_uni_uix' Picture of Ahmad FaridiAhmad Faridi 1 Emma Richardson
Tue, 14 Mar 2017, 8:18 PM
Change maximum number of backups kept!!! Picture of Naaman FallouhNaaman Fallouh 9 Ken Task
Tue, 14 Mar 2017, 6:06 PM
Backup course by section via CLI Picture of Carlo DitanCarlo Ditan 4 Carlo Ditan
Tue, 14 Mar 2017, 2:57 PM
Trying to restore user from backup file will cause conflict - solution Picture of Susan FlemingSusan Fleming 0 Susan Fleming
Sat, 11 Mar 2017, 3:12 AM
Course Restore on 3.2.1+ - Error Processing Archive File Picture of Yogesh NaharYogesh Nahar 6 Yogesh Nahar
Tue, 7 Mar 2017, 1:57 PM
Restore process just spins Simpsonized PicBJ Carl 2 Reed Sorensen
Thu, 2 Mar 2017, 3:28 AM
Problem with restore process Picture of Jorge MonteiroJorge Monteiro 7 Ken Task
Tue, 28 Feb 2017, 12:42 PM
Using a moodle course on my own PC Picture of Emmanuel DuboisEmmanuel Dubois 3 ben reynolds
Thu, 23 Feb 2017, 3:01 AM
Backup 1 Quiz with users Tunya in car'sAntoni Bertran Bellido 1 Antoni Bertran Bellido
Fri, 10 Feb 2017, 3:48 PM
upload date for restored files mynamemoodle question 3 moodle question
Thu, 9 Feb 2017, 6:00 PM
Backup in a version 2.5.2 and restore in a version 3.1.2 Picture of Federico Arismendi WeigleFederico Arismendi Weigle 3 Ken Task
Sat, 4 Feb 2017, 2:51 AM
Restoring a course...blank page Picture of G KooG Koo 1 Jan Combrink
Mon, 30 Jan 2017, 4:51 PM
problem in start date of restored course mynamemoodle question 0 moodle question
Mon, 30 Jan 2017, 4:45 PM
Files table shows lots of backup.mbz files - I want them gone! Picture of Chris PrattChris Pratt 4 Ken Task
Sat, 28 Jan 2017, 12:45 AM
Backup and file extensions Picture of Uwe BrauerUwe Brauer 9 Ken Task
Tue, 24 Jan 2017, 5:43 AM
moodle course backup Picture of vysakh bvysakh b 1 Stuart Mealor
Sat, 21 Jan 2017, 3:51 AM
cli backup.php: Backup completed, BUT the new file is NOT listed in the backup area of the given course Picture of Krzys MroKrzys Mro 0 Krzys Mro
Wed, 18 Jan 2017, 11:13 PM
Update Forum Post / Restore Picture of Helson CHelson C 6 Helson C
Wed, 18 Jan 2017, 10:38 PM
Backup Moodle Site Without User Data? Picture of Becka MBecka M 5 Emma Richardson
Wed, 18 Jan 2017, 8:53 PM
Greedy time consuming backups Picture of Bente OlsenBente Olsen 11 Bente Olsen
Mon, 16 Jan 2017, 11:44 PM
Legacy course files deleted in backup Picture of Yvonne HamiltonYvonne Hamilton 4 Ken Task
Fri, 13 Jan 2017, 8:41 AM
msqldump from commandline Picture of Bente OlsenBente Olsen 18 Bente Olsen
Wed, 11 Jan 2017, 6:27 PM
Page not found when I try to backup course. Help! Picture of John RiggsJohn Riggs 5 Ken Task
Sat, 7 Jan 2017, 9:38 AM
Automated restore creating duplicate assignments etc. Picture of Pete FrostPete Frost 1 Pete Frost
Fri, 6 Jan 2017, 10:11 PM
Import or restore function error/error_question_answers_missing_in_db MRwebsitesRicky Rellum 2 Huy Lam
Fri, 6 Jan 2017, 1:40 AM
Data too long for column 'controller' Picture of Virgil AshrufVirgil Ashruf 0 Virgil Ashruf
Thu, 5 Jan 2017, 2:58 PM
not able to backup Picture of Arun ARArun AR 5 Ken Task
Wed, 28 Dec 2016, 10:53 AM
Automated Backups not Listed in Course Restore Window Picture of Ceri RichardsCeri Richards 9 Adrian Perez Rodriguez
Tue, 27 Dec 2016, 11:06 PM
Not getting upload my backup Picture of Arun ARArun AR 0 Arun AR
Tue, 27 Dec 2016, 1:42 PM
Maintenance mode needed for backup? Picture of Bente OlsenBente Olsen 2 Bente Olsen
Thu, 22 Dec 2016, 9:18 PM
The role in the backup file cannot be mapped to any of the roles that you are allowed to assign Picture of James SmartJames Smart 1 Mary Cooch
Mon, 19 Dec 2016, 3:11 PM
Coding error during restore/import Picture of Mateusz SzuterMateusz Szuter 7 Przemyslaw Stencel
Sun, 11 Dec 2016, 9:43 AM
File system and course backup Picture of Bente OlsenBente Olsen 4 Bente Olsen
Fri, 9 Dec 2016, 6:22 PM
PHP error on backup - Moodle Moodle 2.3.6+ (Build: 20130411) BobBlRobert Blomeyer 2 Steve Bilton
Thu, 1 Dec 2016, 10:46 PM
Backup error- Can not create directory: /var/moodledata/cache/cachestore_file/default_application/core_htmlpurifier/296-cache Picture of Ziyad MuslatZiyad Muslat 1 Ken Task
Thu, 1 Dec 2016, 12:14 AM
Backup using rsync Picture of Bente OlsenBente Olsen 6 Ken Task
Sun, 27 Nov 2016, 11:27 PM
Course backup hangs at the very end Picture of Dipankar RoyDipankar Roy 0 Dipankar Roy
Tue, 22 Nov 2016, 2:10 PM
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