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Restoring Moodle 1.9 course into 3.0 Picture of Jacques LeCavalier Jacques LeCavalier 5 Colin Fraser
Sat, Sep 24, 2016, 2:25 PM
Invalid, plugin_supports():mod_ during Restore Picture of David Conrad David Conrad 2 David Conrad
Thu, Sep 22, 2016, 10:03 PM
Restore homepage backup items to non-homepage course Picture of Dave Perry Dave Perry 0 Dave Perry
Tue, Sep 20, 2016, 5:09 PM
"MySQL server has gone away" error when making backup Picture of Miha Osojnik Miha Osojnik 5 Brett Baker
Mon, Sep 19, 2016, 5:01 PM
Converting a backup thas has Legacy to a backup that has No Legacy Picture of Ken Task Ken Task 0 Ken Task
Sun, Sep 18, 2016, 2:40 AM
progress() value out of range Picture of Lewis Kemp Lewis Kemp 3 SVI eSolutions
Fri, Sep 16, 2016, 8:33 PM
Help - Is there any way to undo a course restore? Picture of Sarah Noah Sarah Noah 2 Sarah Noah
Thu, Sep 15, 2016, 4:46 AM
Interesting backup and restore conundrum Picture of Tammy Moore Tammy Moore 12 Peter West
Mon, Sep 12, 2016, 10:11 PM
msqldump from commandline Picture of Bente Olsen Bente Olsen 14 Peter West
Mon, Sep 12, 2016, 9:43 PM
Which folders and files to save to restore later Picture of pete moodle pete moodle 3 Visvanath Ratnaweera
Mon, Sep 12, 2016, 8:28 PM
My admin says my course cannot be backed up!!! Picture of Philippe Decloitre Philippe Decloitre 1 Helen Foster
Fri, Sep 9, 2016, 12:13 AM
Impact of migrating without moodledata Picture of Daniel Regala Daniel Regala 1 Marcus Green
Thu, Sep 8, 2016, 6:26 PM
error/tmp_backup_directory_not_found Picture of R Ali R Ali 18 Curtis Rigaux
Tue, Sep 6, 2016, 7:59 AM
Cant find where to upload my course backup via FTP Picture of Chris Klissiaris Chris Klissiaris 4 Chris Klissiaris
Mon, Sep 5, 2016, 8:53 PM
Implementing backup strategy for local plugins Picture of Valery Fremaux Valery Fremaux 0 Valery Fremaux
Sat, Sep 3, 2016, 6:39 AM
I replaced a course on Moodle by backup of another course Picture of Agnieszka Boltuc Agnieszka Boltuc 1 Emma Richardson
Wed, Aug 24, 2016, 1:11 AM
Bulk Restore from CSV - courses not quite as expected Picture of Dan Jeffries Dan Jeffries 4 Dan Jeffries
Tue, Aug 23, 2016, 11:32 PM
Deleting manual course backups created by other users. Picture of Tim Gildersleeve Tim Gildersleeve 0 Tim Gildersleeve
Tue, Aug 23, 2016, 10:07 PM
Long Restore times and missing gradebook categories after restore Picture of Sami Atieh Sami Atieh 2 Sami Atieh
Mon, Aug 22, 2016, 10:33 PM
Auto-Backed-Up Courses not Accessible Picture of Yaniv Cogan Yaniv Cogan 5 Yaniv Cogan
Mon, Aug 22, 2016, 8:01 PM
Are these backup files and can I remove them? Picture of Debbie Unterseher Debbie Unterseher 3 Ken Task
Mon, Aug 22, 2016, 6:05 AM
deleting manual Course backups Picture of Sonja Sperber Sonja Sperber 0 Sonja Sperber
Thu, Aug 18, 2016, 10:20 PM
Backup plugin for Moodle 3.1 Picture of Grigorii Andreev Grigorii Andreev 4 Grigorii Andreev
Thu, Aug 18, 2016, 9:42 PM
Problems with course backup Picture of nolan damon nolan damon 4 Ken Task
Tue, Aug 16, 2016, 2:47 AM
Incremental backups You either love it or you hate it Albert Ramsbottom 2 Huy Hoang
Fri, Aug 12, 2016, 5:08 AM
Course restoration in progress Picture of David Cooper David Cooper 2 David Cooper
Wed, Aug 10, 2016, 7:13 PM
Resuming automated backup after failure Picture of Naaman Fallouh Naaman Fallouh 13 Naaman Fallouh
Wed, Aug 10, 2016, 2:49 PM
My restore file is about 1 GB and can't upload Picture of hoàng nguyễn hoàng nguyễn 6 Ken Task
Sun, Aug 7, 2016, 6:44 AM
Teachers + courses to csv? Picture of Nejc Razdrih Nejc Razdrih 1 Emma Richardson
Fri, Aug 5, 2016, 7:47 PM
"There are no categories or existing courses you can restore to." Picture of Nathan Huff Nathan Huff 5 Jayakrishnan Madathil
Fri, Aug 5, 2016, 2:26 PM
Update Forum Post / Restore Picture of Helson C Helson C 4 Helson C
Thu, Aug 4, 2016, 7:23 PM
backup stops in 4th stage at 99.23% Picture of אסף צ'רטקוף אסף צ'רטקוף 5 Ken Task
Wed, Aug 3, 2016, 9:23 AM
Restore fails Picture of Bill Stone Bill Stone 14 Ken Task
Wed, Aug 3, 2016, 5:27 AM
Backup fails Picture of Jonathan Rider Jonathan Rider 21 Ken Task
Sun, Jul 31, 2016, 6:18 AM
Moving from Moodle Cloud to Moodle Cloud School Picture of Jay McDonnell Jay McDonnell 2 Chris Reid
Mon, Jul 25, 2016, 5:45 PM
Exception: cannot_create_backup_temp_dir Picture of Naaman Fallouh Naaman Fallouh 16 Emma Richardson
Mon, Jul 25, 2016, 2:39 AM
Backup error opening file for 2.3.3 Picture of James Klaas James Klaas 16 Ken Task
Sun, Jul 24, 2016, 5:45 AM
Some users missing in restored course Picture of Darrel Tenter Darrel Tenter 3 Darrel Tenter
Sat, Jul 23, 2016, 6:02 AM
How to restore courses with automatic-backup files Picture of Chen ZhongWei Chen ZhongWei 1 Emma Richardson
Sat, Jul 16, 2016, 8:53 PM
Back up and restore courses with SCORM packages Picture of Jack Cowley Jack Cowley 1 Emma Richardson
Wed, Jul 13, 2016, 9:19 PM
Cannot open restored course Picture of Aaron Milligan Aaron Milligan 1 Emma Richardson
Tue, Jul 12, 2016, 7:57 PM
The selected file is not a valid Moodle backup file and can't be restored. Picture of Mike Wills Mike Wills 3 Rino Vincenti Hagn
Sun, Jul 10, 2016, 8:52 PM
Full moodle site backup strategy Picture of dani dani dani dani 2 Visvanath Ratnaweera
Sat, Jul 9, 2016, 11:00 PM
Restoring courses with user log data Picture of Rob Davenport Rob Davenport 2 Paul L
Fri, Jul 8, 2016, 8:23 PM
Student activity logs missing from backups, by design? Picture of Paul L Paul L 5 Paul L
Fri, Jul 8, 2016, 8:12 PM
Course Backup fails Picture of Wes Matchett Wes Matchett 10 Jason Walker
Wed, Jul 6, 2016, 11:38 PM
Automated Backup CLI Picture of Helson C Helson C 5 Ken Task
Tue, Jul 5, 2016, 6:03 AM
Automated course back-up: 'Save to' location Picture of Joanna Beaver Joanna Beaver 9 Benjamin Waller
Sat, Jul 2, 2016, 11:58 AM
recovery of accidentally deleted courses (v.2.2.6) Picture of sue sugizaki sue sugizaki 11 Ken Task
Sat, Jul 2, 2016, 9:06 AM
restore of the glossary with embedded youtube restores only an empty html paragraph Picture of Otakar Kverka Otakar Kverka 0 Otakar Kverka
Wed, Jun 29, 2016, 3:36 PM
Restoring course loses Course Format settings Picture of Dan Jeffries Dan Jeffries 0 Dan Jeffries
Tue, Jun 21, 2016, 8:06 PM
No Backup possible: DDL sql execution error Me Tobias Stapelfeldt 9 Ken Task
Tue, Jun 21, 2016, 7:50 AM
restore vs. import Picture of Anita Gaunt Anita Gaunt 3 Bernhard Weichel
Mon, Jun 20, 2016, 5:55 PM
Moodle 2.9 - Safely End Restore to New Course Picture of Tammy Moore Tammy Moore 1 Tammy Moore
Fri, Jun 17, 2016, 8:20 PM
Coding error during restore/import Picture of Mateusz Szuter Mateusz Szuter 5 Ken Task
Wed, Jun 15, 2016, 8:26 PM
Backup Pages - Error reading from database Picture of Russell Thomson Russell Thomson 2 Ken Task
Wed, Jun 15, 2016, 8:05 PM
Bulk user download excel format not working Picture of Daniël de Villiers Hugo Daniël de Villiers Hugo 8 Karikalan Kumaresan
Tue, Jun 14, 2016, 3:11 PM
How do you stop a back up running Wellingtonia Tree Heather P 5 Susan Mangan
Tue, Jun 14, 2016, 1:13 AM
What is your BACKUP and DB MAINTENANCE strategy? Trolling in the deep Trolling in the Deep 8 Emma Richardson
Mon, Jun 13, 2016, 8:14 PM
Backup Issue Picture of Tarek Raslan Tarek Raslan 4 Ken Task
Mon, Jun 13, 2016, 7:52 AM
Cannot read MBZ file using WinZip Picture of mart van der niet mart van der niet 3 mart van der niet
Fri, Jun 10, 2016, 8:30 PM
Programmatic backup and restore Picture of Perry Way Perry Way 18 ivan Rivas
Thu, Jun 9, 2016, 1:06 PM
Restore issue Picture of David Price David Price 1 Ken Task
Mon, Jun 6, 2016, 7:42 AM
Backup and import into other CMS Picture of Scott Yamahata Scott Yamahata 1 Ken Task
Wed, Jun 1, 2016, 7:43 AM
Automated backups to be saved to an external location? Picture of Benjamin Waller Benjamin Waller 4 Ken Task
Fri, May 27, 2016, 12:56 AM
error/cannot_precheck_wrong_status when restoring backup mbz Picture of Andi Rahmat Andi Rahmat 4 Ken Task
Fri, May 20, 2016, 5:46 PM
Automated backups stopping after an hour of running Picture of Paul L Paul L 10 Ken Task
Wed, May 18, 2016, 10:14 PM
2.1 Backup - Error writing to database Picture of Shawn Peters Shawn Peters 12 Weaam Mohamed
Tue, May 17, 2016, 3:42 AM
'Locked by dependencies' - Can't import activities Picture of Erin Billy Erin Billy 3 Erin Billy
Sat, May 14, 2016, 10:52 AM
System not accessible during database dump Picture of Sal Kaceli Sal Kaceli 0 Sal Kaceli
Sat, May 14, 2016, 3:47 AM
Possible to 'backwards' restore from Moodle 2.7 to 1.9? Picture of Alex Vanden Bosch Alex Vanden Bosch 19 Emma Richardson
Fri, May 13, 2016, 10:08 PM
Backup destination folder not writeable Picture of Jason Touw Jason Touw 4 Jason Touw
Thu, May 5, 2016, 1:55 AM
Deleting old backups Picture of Sonja Sperber Sonja Sperber 5 Sonja Sperber
Tue, May 3, 2016, 10:03 PM
Relocating course backups Picture of Stephen Gibbons Stephen Gibbons 1 Emma Richardson
Tue, May 3, 2016, 3:36 AM
unable to restore course Picture of Chris Nelson Chris Nelson 3 Chris Nelson
Mon, May 2, 2016, 11:08 PM
Strange filenames cause backups to crash Picture of Roy Bentley Roy Bentley 1 Emma Richardson
Sun, May 1, 2016, 8:35 PM
Manually uploading backup to moodle Picture of James Ripps James Ripps 5 Emma Richardson
Sun, May 1, 2016, 8:30 PM
Moodle 2.9: Restore - Error connecting to the server Picture of Graham Moir Graham Moir 13 Christoph Ruda
Fri, Apr 29, 2016, 6:59 PM
Restore gives A required parameter (sesskey) was missing Picture of Kelvin Burton Kelvin Burton 8 Evan Donovan
Fri, Apr 29, 2016, 5:19 AM
I hope you never need this Tim at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Tim Hunt 0 Tim Hunt
Thu, Apr 28, 2016, 12:02 AM
automated backups failing - sharing resolution Picture of Ken Task Ken Task 6 Dale Siggerfjell
Sun, Apr 24, 2016, 2:58 PM
Automated Course Backups and Server Scheduled task clarification? Picture of Paul L Paul L 2 Emma Richardson
Sat, Apr 23, 2016, 8:21 PM
Error trying to restor an archive course. Picture of R Ali R Ali 0 R Ali
Thu, Apr 21, 2016, 7:27 PM
Missing users after restore. Picture of Ahmad Faridi Ahmad Faridi 2 Susan Fleming
Thu, Apr 21, 2016, 1:42 AM
is it possible to migrate content from Blackboard to Moodle Picture of Chris Bordeleau Chris Bordeleau 0 Chris Bordeleau
Fri, Apr 15, 2016, 6:00 AM
Select Destination Topic During Restore/Import? Picture of Justin Almeida Justin Almeida 2 Justin Almeida
Thu, Apr 14, 2016, 12:06 AM
Restore hangs after short time Picture of Jesper Christesnen Jesper Christesnen 0 Jesper Christesnen
Wed, Apr 13, 2016, 5:14 PM
Automated backup Picture of Jesper Christesnen Jesper Christesnen 0 Jesper Christesnen
Wed, Apr 13, 2016, 4:59 PM
Course backup on command line without user data Star Jinxing Chen 7 Orinic Pillar
Sat, Apr 9, 2016, 1:28 PM
Course Backup Problems Moodle 2.0 Picture of Brian Harvey Brian Harvey 26 Samantha Ciurlej
Thu, Mar 31, 2016, 4:34 AM
Where is the Moodle 2.0 "Course Backup Filearea"? Picture of Daniel Zimmerman Daniel Zimmerman 16 Colin Fraser
Wed, Mar 30, 2016, 6:48 AM
Restore moodle database from a directory Picture of Gabriel Mascarenhas Gabriel Mascarenhas 13 Gabriel Mascarenhas
Wed, Mar 23, 2016, 4:28 AM
Deleted the Category and lost course content Picture of Pooja Jain Pooja Jain 4 Ken Task
Mon, Mar 21, 2016, 9:42 PM
Restore, Backup and Import fail due to dmlwrite exception Picture of Emma McAllister Emma McAllister 5 Daniel Costa
Fri, Mar 18, 2016, 12:17 AM
Restore file ID number from backup Picture of Eramir Rasvet Eramir Rasvet 0 Eramir Rasvet
Thu, Mar 17, 2016, 2:39 PM
No Backup Logs - Automated Backup Setup Picture of Theo Yianni Theo Yianni 11 Emma Richardson
Wed, Mar 16, 2016, 8:13 PM
Adding backup/restore settings in a local_ plugin? Picture of Enrique Castro Enrique Castro 0 Enrique Castro
Sat, Mar 12, 2016, 8:12 PM
Is there a graceful way to shutdown automated backups while they are running? Picture of Paul L Paul L 4 Paul L
Fri, Mar 11, 2016, 10:37 PM
Backup and restore 4GB+ courses @2.8+ Kamil Łuczak Kamil Łuczak 0 Kamil Łuczak
Wed, Mar 9, 2016, 5:35 PM
how torestore new forum_Help Picture of moodle question moodle question 0 moodle question
Wed, Mar 9, 2016, 1:05 PM
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